Then there was the time I followed four bears down the road in Alaska.
Around this date ten years ago I left the little cabin in Talkeetna, Alaska, and started the long drive back to the Lower 48.
Denali, as seen from the rivers in Talkeetna, Alaska, in September, 2007.
Ten years ago I moved to Talkeetna, Alaska, and just a few days after I moved into my cabin, a huge fire that was larger than the city of Louisville, Kentucky started to the west of Talkeetna. I took this photo at the top of the hill that overlooks the area.
It’s hard to believe it’s been this long, but ten years ago today I hopped in the car, aimed in the general direction of Alaska, and a little less than a month later I ended up in Talkeetna. Hopefully in another ten years The Squirrel and I will be sitting on the front porch again, eating popcorn, Cheerios, cherries, and PB&J sandwiches, and catching up on the last twenty years of adventures.
Here’s a decent interview with Tony Fadell on bbc.com about the creation of the first iPhone.
This is a photo of Denali, Alaska, on September 12, 2007.
I forgot all about this, but at some point I posted large photos of my 2007 drive from Fairbanks, Alaska to Prudhoe Bay. As you can see in those photos, it’s dirt roads all the way.
I woke up this morning to the pitter-patter of little feet on the roof. At first I thought it was Santa and the reindeer, but then I realized he’s still 86 days away. As I listened more, I thought, “I know that sound.” When I heard the sound move from the roof to the outside wall I ran out to the deck where, after a trek of seven years and 3,000 miles, my little friend found me.
For more information on what the heck this means, so my website, AlaskaSquirrel.com. :)
This is one of the first black bears I saw in Canada on my drive to Alaska in May, 2007. By the time the trip ended, I had seen over 100 bears, both black and brown.