I spent the weekend out on the Denali Highway hoping to find a bear to chase. I found three bears, but unfortunately they consisted of a sow and two cubs. It was a beautiful weekend, though. Very sunny, a couple hundred caribou and just as many ptarmigan to keep me company, and some great new terrain to explore.
I stayed with Claude, Jennifer, and their family at Alpine Creek Lodge instead of tenting it this time around. I've never been the lodge kind of guy, but man...that was nice! Instead of waking to frozen boots and a fuel canister in my sleeping bag, I woke to hot coffee and fresh eggs instead. It made me feel a little soft, but once in a while that's OK. (At least, that's what I'm telling myself, as I'm planning to go back again.)
Good folks, comfortable place, and awesome country in all directions. Motorized access on the south side of the highway, seasonal non-motorized area on the north. Perfect.