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Across the Denali Highway with Marci

My friend Marci came to visit with me starting on the 4th of July. I kept her busy. She tagged along on the 4th of July's eagle release at McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, and then she got to see me do presentations with Ghost there the next weekend. After that I had to drag her across the Denali Highway from Cantwell to Paxson. Remember, it's 135 miles long and mostly gravel. It closes down for winter and reopens around April 1st. It opened later than normal this year due to a heavy snowfall this past winter. If you remember last year, the pups and I woke up to snow on the ground on our first trip out. We started at Cantwell which is on the western side and headed in. We spent the first night at my ol' reliable campsite overlooking the Alaska Range and sporadic small lakes or ponds. Most of the highway is above the timberline, so the views are absolutely gorgeous. When we got up the next morning, it was very windy, so after breakfast and a walk for the pups, we decide…

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