Jessica Ariel (liret) wrote,
Jessica Ariel
liret

Trip Breakdown:

I am in Chicago! This means that I SURVIVED ALASKA.

Days in Alaska: 45

Day length when I got there: 17.5 hours

Day length when I left: 13 hours

Coldest temp: 28F, in Denali.

Buckets of dirt carried: I don't even want to know.

Sod blocks lifted: See above.

Mosquito bites: I stopped counting at 172

Pictures taken: 2,600

Cameras destroyed: 1.5

Planes taken: 11. Only within state borders: 5 planes, about 1100 miles.

Busses: 9, about 850 miles

Trains: 1, 150 miles

Tour van: 1, 400 miles

Car rides with complete strangers: 2, about 30 miles. (Travel rule: It doesn't count as hitch-hiking if they're staying at your hostel. Or if you're in a national park.)

Top speed driving an ATV: 18mph.

Places stayed: 3 hostels, 2 campsites, 1 Quonset hut, one mattress on a friend's floor.

New foods eaten: 8. Yak, bison, caribou, reindeer, cloudberries, crowberries, highbush cranberries, Akutak/'Eskimo ice cream.'

Communities/Towns visited: Bethel, Quinhagak, Eek, Anchorage, Palmer, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Mckinley Village, Kantishna, Fairbanks, North Pole, Yukon Crossing.

Number of these towns where the mayor is a cat: 1

Wildlife seen at close range: 11 bears, 5 moose, 2 bunnies.

Places where I could see Russa: 0
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 14 comments