Hi. I'm new to the Interior and looking for some local knowledge on the best VFR route from Fairbanks to Anchorage. The obvious answer (for any of a number of reasons) is to follow the highway; I'm just wondering if there are reasons one highway would be better or worse than the other i.e., predominant weather or turbulence in a particular area/pass, fuel availability enroute, etc. With the way fuel is lately, I can sympathize with the "shorter is better" mentality in regard to flight planning, however, given the remote nature of the geography involved, safety seems like more of an issue. I'm talking about a light plane like a Piper Pacer or Cub, Aeronca Sedan, C-170 etc. If I could cruise in the flight levels, I wouldn't bother asking the question...but who wants to be up there when there's so much to see! Thanks in advance!