Early November 2011:
My husband Max and his brother Steve's recent road trip to Tok, Alaska to take supplies to Mielke properties...
|Max began his journey, to meet his brother Steve who is working in Skagway, via ferry with Steve's truck from Juneau to Skagway. While beginning their trip, they happened upon this cow moose and calf...|
|A pit-stop in Canada east of Whitehorse...|
|They're finally in Alaska...|
|Heading for Tok...|
|State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facility |
(ADOT&PF) workers on the job...
~~(Click here to see a comment by Alaska DOT&PF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/46684675@N05/6329581445/)~~
|Wrangell Saint Elias Mountain Range in the foreground ~ |
Max says, "This could be an ice road trucker!"...
|View of a frozen river while crossing a bridge ~ |
Max believes this might possibly be the Tanana River...
|Getting close...A few miles east of Tok...|
|They've arrived...At the Mielke properties located 30 miles west of Tok...|
|Brother Steve's property straight ahead...|
|Steve installing snow markers so hopefully nobody runs|
over their materials this winter...
|A nearby cabin on a hill ~ What a beautiful view they must have!|
|A friend's cabin nearby...|
|Another friend's nearby cabin...|
|Max believes this is probably the Robertson River...|
|Heading back to Haines Junction that turned out to be a |
21-hour nonstop driving trek...
|West of Whitehorse...|
|Approaching the boarder and leaving Canada, heading for Skagway |
for Max to fly home via Wings of Alaska to Juneau...
|Entering White Pass - still heading to Skagway...|
|Max estimates this to be about a 750' drop alongside the roadway...|
|Looking back at the top of White Pass |
(it's actually steeper than it looks in the photograph)...
|Steve hand-pulling up his shrimp pot in Skagway...|
|Nice size Coon Shrimp, not Spot Shrimp...|
|Skagway ferry terminal and shoreline...|
|Was pretty rough weather ~ Over 40 mph winds...|
|Steve's shrimping skills have paid off...|