|Mt. Wrangell (14,000'), Mt. Sanford (16,000'), Mt. Drum (12,000') from the Tok Cutoff Hwy|
|A beautiful little stand of birch trees|
|Mt. Wrangell in the evening light as a storm rolls by|
|You just never know what you're going to see in Alaska|
Yesterday we had a bit of a detour due to a low (soon to be flat) tire. We were down past Chistochina when we noticed we had a low tire so we drove just a couple of miles to the gas station in Chistochina. Unfortunately they didn't have air (what gas station doesn't have air, let alone in rural Alaska?) The tire wasn't quite flat, but definitely too low to drive far on. The nearest place that might have had air was Slana - 30 miles. So we went ahead and changed it. In moments like that, I am glad my parents taught me how to change a tire!
We drove all the way to Tok (over an hour each way) to get the tire fixed. It was in Tok that we saw the scenery-painted bus with "www.freedomtofascism.com" printed on the back, of which I slyly took a photo from inside the truck. I didn't want to look to conspicuous, but really, they must be used to people staring. I suppose that's probably the point though. You just never know what you're going to see in Alaska.