Day 15

August 10, 2008 – Day 15:  Fairbanks, AK to Denali National Park, AK – 150.45 Miles

The Road to Denali
The Road to Denali

The morning started off cold and wet.  Rain gear was the dress for the day and I put it on before I left the room.  I started off south on Route 3 the North Parks Highway.  As I turned right on the Denali National Park Road the rain was light but steady, and a heavy fog was setting in.

I rode down the road wondering what magnificent sights I might be seeing if the fog wasn’t so thick.  After about 90 minutes on the little road I came to a pull out.  I decided to take a quick break.  I pulled over and shut the bike down.  I walked over to a sign on the edge of the parking area; it pointed out towards the horizon and showed a drawing of Denali, aka Mount. McKinley.  I guess the mountain is out there somewhere.

The Sign
The Sign

I popped off a few shots realizing  there was nothing out there to see, but knowing I had to do it, after all this was one of the shooting highlights of the trip.  Laughing to myself over what I had just shot, I climbed back on the bike and continued south towards my accommodations for the evening.  The day’s ride had been short and not real productive.  I arrived at my evening’s accommodations early, the Denali River Cabins.

The View of Denali
The View of Denali

End of the Road, Denali N.P.
End of the Road, Denali N.P.

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