On Thursday morning, I headed to Anchorage with my oldest son to pick up some stuff that he had stored down there. So, obviously, this is not a Ural trip. For the first hundred miles or so the road was kind of slick with frost. The temperature was fluctuating above and below freezing so 4WD was needed more than a few times to make it up the hills without slipping. But it was a beautifully clear day. This is the view of Denali (formerlly known as Mt. McKinley) from the south viewpoint north of Trapper Creek. We had a great view of the peak for most of the morning. All I had to take a photo was my phone so this is what I have. The photo below is at max digital zoom just because I was curious about the detail.
Once we picked up his stuff from my nephew's home, we headed to Alaska Leather as I wanted to see if they had tire studs (they didn't). Then off to REI as my son was looking for a camp stove and thought that the Anchorage REI may have more of a selection than the Fairbanks store (they did). We then went to Best Buy and the Dimond Center to wander around before heading to my brother's home for the evening.
We head back to Fairbanks on Friday.