Alaska Wrap-Up

I spent 23 days exploring our 49th state (plus a bit of Canada). Alaska is also our biggest state by far, so even with three weeks of touring I barely scratched the surface. Here's a wrap-up of weeks two and three.

Leaving Haines I crossed into Canada, and climbed above the summer snow-line through the Chilkat pass. I was cold but famished and so set up a pannier wind-barrier to cook lunch right in a parking lot. Only one or two cars passed.

The careful observer will note the bear tracks in the snow drift above.

I continued through the virtually deserted valley, stopping at a clear stream to fill my water bottles. A glint in the sand caught my eye, and I spent the next hour "panning" for flakes of mica that I dreamed were gold.

Other photos from the day: