Day 28: ALASKA!
Alright, so technically we got into alaska yesterday. Customs was a non issue and we were through in less than two minutes. The road between Haines Junction in the Yukon to Alaska is rough. I'm talking roller coaster ride, gravel sections, construction, moose in the way kind of rough. We jounced and jarbled Roo through some of the roughest highway in the country. She's sixteen years old and made it without a grumble. Our way through the northern Yukon in the morning turned out better than we could have asked for. Free parking everywhere and we drove up to the amazing Kluane lake in the Kluane mountain range. We stepped out and walked the dry lake bed to what at one time must have been an island. The water still licked one side of the land and a good rainfall will take this chance away for future travelers.
It was late yesterday when we rolled into Alaska and pulled off for the night. This state is great. There are turnoffs and parking lots all along the highway. Just pull over, and put out the slide. We can sleep without needing a campground for a week at a time. This will be a great asset into saving us a few bucks. The manifold repair through us off by $1300 and we are burning through diesel faster than a drug addict that's spinning out of control.
Time to mosy on. It's 1430 here and we've got a few more miles to put on before we bed down for the night. We found this pit stop on the top side of a hill with a cell signal and I thought of you guys. A rare chance to update from the backwoods of Alaska. This was our first goal... we made it.