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The Alaska Highway – Old and New

The Alaska Highway – Old and New

  • Author: Alison
  • Date Posted: Aug 3, 2019
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  • Address: Cathedral Creeks, AK

We are back on the road and heading south toward Haines. The strike that had the ferries closed down for the past 10 days has ended, so it looks like we will be able to keep with our original plan to take Foxy over to Juneau.

We spent the night at Cathedral Creeks, not really a campground, but a B&B that was one of the old lodges built along the original Alaska Highway. They have two grassy campsites, and a backyard of old abandoned highway, pictured above. Over the years they have rerouted and straightened many sections of the highway, likely placing some existing businesses off the road altogether, but this spot is close enough to the new road that they just added a driveway to realign. We walked along the half mile or so of old roadway that we could access and that is currently being taken back over by the forest. Kind of fascinating, although we have not been able to figure out how long ago the section was bypassed.

And the mosquitos were fantastic!!!

Delta Junction – the official end of the road, mile 1422. We will have driven every mile after our trip today.

A view of the old road. The trees are winning!

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  1. Quite a milestone reached! Does you proud!

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