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45 miles out of Anchorage, this HD view of the Matanuska River prods one to contemplate the immensity of nature. Head northward from the GPS coordinates in the photo below (of course use the Photo Investigator App to see the image's location on a map), and off the road to the left after a sharp downhill, there is an area with at least 8 campsites and a portable pisser:
The picturesque Alaska Highway stretches through Canada to Alaska. I was lucky to travel this beautiful path through Canadian forest, and psyched to finally reach Alaska after a week. Of course, the American border crossing guard did his best to make me consider abandoning my own country. Wouldn't it be great to hear "Welcome home to the USA", instead of being hassled with snide comments?
The Dalton Highway stretches from Fairbanks, Alaska, to the Artic Ocean, and is the only road which reaches the Artic Ocean in Alaska. The Alaska Pipeline loosely follows the path of the road all the way to transport oil from the Artic to Valdez. The Dalton highway was created in order to build the pipeline, and is one of the roughest highways in the world, stretching 300 miles without a gas station. The photo below contains GPS coordinates to the free campground at the Artic Circle, check out the GPS location and get directions using the iOS Photo Investigator App:
The photo below contains GPS coordinates to a free campsite to the North of Denali National Park, on the path between Denali and Fairbanks. Check out the location in the image using the iOS Photo Investigator App:
Denali National Park is an amazing place. First off, every National Park I've been to previously exhorts visitors to "STAY ON THE PATHS," but at Denali they say "DON'T MAKE PATHS." In this spirit, the photo below gives the GPS location of where you go to get your backpacking permit, but the campsite image shown below does NOT include GPS metadata to avoid creating a "social trail." Check out the location in the image using the iOS Photo Investigator App: