June 17, 2016. Delta Junction: The end of the Alaskan Highway

The Alaskan Highway was shortened a bit a few decades ago, and is now only 1387 miles long. But many of the original mileposts remain, including this one at the end. What a ride!
End of the road

End of the road

The ride from Tok to Delta Junction is how I dreamed that much of the journey would be–enough small hills to be interesting, but not exhausting. A light breeze and warm enough for shorts and a T-shirt. Absolute beauty.
On the way to Delta

On the way to Delta

Except for the BUGS FROM HELL. I expected the mosquitoes, but the ground and the air are alive with flies. Yuck! Several days ago, I bought 3 of those hair clip things to hold the tent closed, so at least I can sleep bug free.
Flies under the fly

Flies under the fly

I am heading out of town now, and stopped by the Delta Community Library to use their free wifi. I ran into a guy who was interested in the tour and is going to try to arrange a presentation in Fairbanks. With all of the uncertainty and lack of communication, I never did get around to setting up a talk in the terminus of this stage, which was unfortunate. Perhaps it will happen anyway.
I will post another entry in Fairbanks.
Cheers,
Scott
Scott

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