t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Fri Jan 18 06:40:05 PST 2008
>> > Morgana yr Oerfa, hoping the roads to Anchorage (350+ miles) will be
>>> plowed by Friday afternoon when we head for coronet...
>>350 miles? You gotta be using the Willow Highway (Hwy 3).
> Well, we will be going through Willow. We just call it the Parks
> Highway. Other than going to Valdez (about 50 miles longer) via the
> Richardson, or the heading for the North Slope, it's just about the
> longest highway in Alaska. And, of course, you can go on down to
> Homer once you get through Anchorage, but it's not the Parks anymore.
> It's very hard to get lost driving long distance in Alaska (G).
I remember the fun of getting to McKinley Park or Fairbanks before they
built it. As I remember, the section from Anchorage north was the Willow
Highway while they were building it and it was still going under that name
when I left in 1972.
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