November 18th 2007 12:43 pm
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Saturday Sept 22 Day 14
Hooray!! After waiting half the morning in Whitehorse,the bearings on Dad`s car were finally replaced (as geo parts are becomming increasingly rare,he had to settle on used bearings from a junkyard) and we were back enroute to Alaska. In late afternoon as we were driving up the Alaska highway, we saw some wooden totem poles beside the road. They were sitting in a field. We got out to have a look and take some pix. They were a memorial to a local Tlingit man who lived in the area.
Late september is the off season for travel to Alaska thus when we arrived at the Lake Creek Yukon Government campground, the gate was chained shut. Dad parked our car outside the gate and carried our stuff into the campground where he erected the tent in the first camping spot. Here we met a bicyclist who was peddaling south on the Alaska Highway. He was from Indianapolis and had started at Prudhoe Bay on Sept 10th. He camped near us for the night.
Sunday Sept 23 Day 15
It was in the upper 20`s at dawn but the mountains ringing the campground were ablaze in the rays of the rising sun. Dad broke camp and videod the cyclist peddaling south down the Alaska highway. We headed north and reached the mainland of Alaska mid morning. It was sunny but chilly---mid 40`s. We headed north towards Fairbanks and turned off down the road leading to the Chena Hot Springs. Dad enjoyed a hot swim in the springs which doubled as a shower for him since he hadn`t had one for several days! We camped at the Tors campground tonight intending to hike the Tors trail into the Tanana mountains tommorrow.
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