|I left my site at the campground at 08:30AM. On the way out of the campground I stopped at the RV wash at 08:35AM and washed the bugs off the front of the RV. I left at 09:00AM.
I stopped for fuel for both the RV and SUV arriving at Sam’s Club in Fairbanks at 09:15AM. I put 77.340 gallons of diesel in the RV at $3.879 a gallon and 7.095 gallons of unleaded in the SUV at $3.869 a gallon. I left at 09:35AM.
I drove Alaska Route 3, The Parks Highway south to Denali RV Park & Motel that is located just south of Healy, Alaska. 30amp E/W/S. Low water pressure so I had to take off my pressure valve and it was fine. Again, no satellite Internet or DirecTV. The park Wi-Fi is free with a strong signal.
The closer to Healy I got the cooler and winder it became. I started out in the low 60’s in Fairbanks and it was in the low 50’s in Healy. The highway the last 30 miles into Healy is quite rough – no potholes – it just bounced me around a lot.
I did not see any wildlife along the highway today.
After I got set up I talked to the individual who will walk my dog tomorrow while I take the Denali Back Country Adventure into Denali National Park to Lake Kantisha Backcountry Lodge, approximately 92 miles into the park. $10 to come by and walk the dog around 10AM and 3PM. I have to be at the tour departure point at 6AM and return at approximately 7:30PM. I then drove south to where the tour departs tomorrow – approximately 16 and one half miles south of the campground.
I came back and went into Healy and ate dinner at the 49th State Brewing Company. I did not get any pictures but it is a unique place. The add a toothpick with a small Alaska State Flag on it to your meal. That was a nice touch. Not sure if that was because it was July 4th or they do it all the time.
When I left the restaurant it looked like it was clearing to the south so I decided to take a drive in hopes of seeing Mt. McKinley. I drove south to just past Cantwell – a turnout at Pass Creek about 38 miles south of the Denali National Park Entrance Road. It started raining pretty heavy so I turned around and came back. I did not get to see the mountain.
122.4 RV miles today. 2 hours and 45 minutes driving time.
115.0 SUV miles today.