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Monday, July 7, 1997
Denali National Park to Chena River State Park, Alaska
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Chena River State Park, Alaska:
Latitude: 64° 52' 33" North
Longitude: 147° 45' 17" West
Altitude: 3521 feet
From Seattle: 1659 miles
Lodging: Camp - Rosehip Campground

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Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Region: Alaska
Route: SR3 (George Parks Highway), SR6 (Steese Highway), Chena Hotsprings Rd
Start: Denali National Park
Stop 1. Visitor Center, Denali National Park
Stop 2. Fairbanks
End:Chena River State Park, Alaska
Road Miles:160 miles
Linear:120 miles
Weather: Rain / Sunny

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Rain Sanctuary, Denali National Park, AK

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 88
Miles Driven:18024
Linear Dist: 58851
Countries Visited: 2
Regions Visited: 38
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Hotels: 30
Friends / Family: 26
Camping: 21
Hostels: 7
Transit: 4
Beers: 255
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Journal Entry:
It was raining hard this morning and everything I had ended up wet while I was waiting for the bus, so I decided to bail on hiking Denali and get started towards Fairbanks. As I got near Fairbanks the weather cleared up and it was actually hot and sunny out. I got the information I needed on the Arctic Circle at the Forrest service office.

Before heading out of town (about 50 mi.) to find a campsite I decided to go see a movie, Men in Black (I recommend it), which turned into two movies, Face Off (don't bother). I got a nice campsite in a state park, and was all set up by shortly after midnight.


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