Monthly Archive: August, 2016

Denali National Park and Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Alaska’s fickle summer weather threw a wet blanket on my plan to camp in Denali National Park for a few nights.  Rain splattered down as I drove from Fairbanks to Denali, and the… Continue reading

Kobuk Valley National Park and Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska

Getting to Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic takes some effort.  The two National Parks sit in the middle of northern Alaska’s vast wilderness, with no roads and no facilities.  Most visitors… Continue reading

The Alaska Highway and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Canada and Alaska

I had a lot of reasons for wanting to make the 6,000-mile roundtrip drive to Alaska.  The scenery would undoubtedly be amazing.  It would be fun to check out more of Canada.  I’d… Continue reading

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

My flight from Mongolia back to the US was long but happily uneventful, and after a great week with my family in Denver I drove to Marie’s place in Mountain View.  My only… Continue reading