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Wednesday, July 9, 1997
Lower Chatanika River State Recreation Area to Dry Creek State Recreation Area, Alaska
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Dry Creek State Recreation Area, Alaska:
Latitude: 62° 9' 17" North
Longitude: 145° 28' 26" West
Altitude: 1669 feet
From Seattle: 1456 miles
Lodging: Camp - Dry Creek

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Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Region: Alaska
Route: SR6, SR2, SR1 ?
Start: Lower Chatanika River State Recreation Area
Stop 1. Fairbanks
End:Dry Creek State Recreation Area, Alaska
Road Miles:373 miles
Linear:241 miles
Weather: Overcast / Rain / Sunny

Available Photos:

River land ~Mile 295, Alaska Highway, AK

Moon / Clouds / Mountains / Trees Mile 87.3, SR2?, AK

Noyes Mountain reflecting the sunset Mile 75.9, SR2?, AK

Noyes Mountain floating in the sky Mile 65.4, SR2?, AK

Alpine lake Mile 65.4, SR2?, AK

Porcupine SR2, AK

Porcupine SR2, AK

Porcupine SR2, 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: 90
Miles Driven:18913
Linear Dist: 59492
Countries Visited: 2
Regions Visited: 38
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Hotels: 30
Friends / Family: 26
Camping: 23
Hostels: 7
Transit: 4
Beers: 255
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Journal Entry:
Found a replacement tire, and had it mounted (took three shops before I found it). Did laundry. Needed a shower, but the place I checked cost $4.50, someone suggested the public pool, so for $3 I got a swim workout, a jaccuzi, a sauna, and a shower. I'll remember that for future use.

The ride towards Anchorage started at about 6:30p, so much for an early start. The plan was to camp someplace past Tok. Well the first three campgrounds I checked were full, so I ended up going almost 200 miles past Tok, here I am at 2am just finished setting up camp. The good news is now I'm only a couple hours from Anchorage. I also stopped to take pictures of a porcupine that crossed the highway in front of me. Just a few days ago I was amazed at how light it was at night here. Now after getting used to the nights up North this seems amazingly dark. I almost needed a flashlight setting up camp.


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