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