Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Alaska Adventure–Days 39 & 40

Note that there are TWO blogs in this entry, so be sure to scroll all the way down!!

Day 39 - Glenns Ferry ID to Beaver UT

We left the Twin Islands State park this morning under a light shower, which quickly cleared - giving us a great driving day.  The evening rains had washed the smoke from the air so we had some really nice views.  In this part of Idaho it’s wheat harvest time so the farmers were busy cutting wheat.  They had some fabulous fields to cut.  Most of it is irrigated, and there was not a weed to be seen.  The drive today was totally on the interstate so we made some good time even with having to go through the Salt Lake  City area.  All total we put in 477 miles, which is the biggest driving day we have had on this trip.  We called it a day at the Camperland RV park in Beaver UT which is a little over 100 miles from the AZ border. 

Beautiful wheat fields against the blue Idaho sky



Todays Stats:

Miles driven: 477 miles
Hours on road: 10 hours, 10 minutes
Gas prices: $3.69, $3.55, $3.90




Day 40 - Beaver UT to Happy Jack AZ

Shortly after leaving the RV park this morning it started raining and continued raining all day with very few breaks.  We found it interesting that driving all across Alberta, BC,  Yukon, and Alaska we had a few days were it rained but the most rain we had on the whole trip was across southern Utah and Arizona.  It was also interesting that the highest elevation we had on the whole trip as 7921 feet which we reached today at Jacob Lake AZ which is just north of the Grand Canyon.  We expected there to be some serious mountains on the Alaska Highway, but the highest pass was something like 3500 feet….hardly a bump!  This evening we are at one of our favorite boondocking sites in the Coconino Forest - near Happy Jack, AZ.  Tomorrow we will complete this adventure with an easy 150 mile drive home.

A pretty sky near Happy Jack, AZ - on Lake Mary road.  So green!


Todays Stats:

Miles driven: 369 miles
Hours on road: 8 hours, 5 minutes
Gas prices: $3.78, $3.64



1 comment:

  1. Welcome home. You guys really had a wonderful journey this summer. Thanks for taking me along.