We are actually headed home today (we still have several weeks of travels yet) and will be covering a lot of area that we already have covered in previous blogs, so I will only add a new entry if something is interesting and new.
On our drive we finally got a picture of the Alaskan pipeline. The pipeline zig zags across the land so that it can expand and contract without buckling with temperature changes. It’s 800 miles long and the diameter is 48 inches. It was the largest privately funded construction project at the time costing $8 billion in 1977. It took two years to complete and crosses three mountain ranges and over 500 rivers and streams. It runs from Prudhow Bay to Valdez.
The fall colors over the Alaska Mountain range
We are not even unhooking our truck at these campgrounds. We are driving long days, pulling into a spot for the night, and finding some local hole in the wall for dinner.