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Juneau

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On my way back from Alaska my car and I boarded a ferry in Whittier and took the Alaska Marine Highway System through the inside passage to Bellingham, Washington. While waiting to transfer ferries, I got to spend three days in Juneau. Despite the hectic mire of cruise ship tourists at the port, I enjoyed Juneau thoroughly. It's a pretty city surrounded by Tongass National Forest, our largest national forest. While in Juneau, I hiked out to two of the glaciers in the forest, my first time to see and touch such an epic force of ice. Read more about my Alaska adventures in the On The Road journal entry, Day 41: The Road Not Taken.

Denali

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Denali, The High One. Just the name of this national park inspires awe, and rightfully so. Denali National Park is home to Mount McKinley, known in native tongue as Denali, the highest peak in North America. However it is far more than the mountain that makes this one of the most popular national parks. Although I was unable to capture them with my limited camera equipment, I did see wolves in the wild for the first time, along with bears, foxes, moose, elk, snowshoe hares, and many birds. Read more about my Alaska adventures in the On The Road journal entry, Day 24: Denali National Park.

Alaska Highway

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I had always wanted to drive the Alaska Highway, an infamous stretch of rough road through thousands of miles of wilderness connecting Alaska to the civilizations of southern Canada. Summer of 2010 I did it. Read more about my Yukon adventures in the On The Road journal entry, Day 19: O Camerado!.