Very nice, Eddie!
Make sure you give me a call before you drive this way. By the "way," have you ever tried the Auroras at Arctic Valley? I remember long ago when living in Los Anchorage I used to visit that area, but only during the summer and Fall.
Also, as you already know you don't have to make it all the way to Fairbanks since Cantwell and other high points along the road in that area (near Denali Park) should be quite nice.