The Interesting People Day
We were late for the moose viewing in the park due to work, REALLY, but we made the trip. No moose. Back at the campsite, we prepared to leave but took advantage of decent WiFi and post office and a few other details of life on the road. CJH and I walked the grounds of the Hart D Ranch owned by Mary Frances DeHart (wildlife artist, sculptor, RV and hotel proprietor, postmistress, hunting guide (one of the first female licensed in Alaska) entrepreneur, mechanic, champion dog breeder, fisherman, wildlife processor and much more. She has been here more than 60 years (electricity arrived in 2009) and, now on her own, takes care of this whole property. Quite a lady. We drove south on the Tok cut-off through endless frost heaves and 13 miles of dirt road (construction on-going) that would put a Disney adventure ride to shame. At one “dip ahead” sign the white SUV I was following 60 feet behind just disappeared. At Glennallen, we bought gas and a few groceries then stopped at the Wrangell-St. Elias NP Visitor Center 2 minutes before closing. Guess we will go back. We did do a one mile walk on a trail. It is hot here, 83 today, 86 yesterday, and smoke from distant fires obscures the mountains. We are in the Squirrel Creek Rec. Area for the night. Stream a few yards left of us and overlooking a lake 100 feet right of our site.
Cadillac’s Most Correct Viewpoint
Oh no! Who knew this park had two entrances and we were in the wrong one. I can’t trust this Driver to get me anywhere I'm supposed to be on time. Now we are two days from the correct place and I have things scheduled for tomorrow. Most Moose are not as forgiving and patient as I am, will they wait another day? My brilliant idea is to send BdB off early - he seems to get where he belongs, maybe he should drive, anyway, he will take several gallons of coffee ice cream and that ought to keep the Moose in place. Nothing goes according to my finely wrought and nearly perfect planning. I need better minions. Wonder if D. Mook has a few he doesn’t need at the moment.