One Last Adventure on the Denali Highway // Alaska | Caravan Sonnet

One Last Adventure on the Denali Highway // Alaska

July 8, 2019

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Happy Monday friends! I hope your week is starting off well! 

As I have been mentioning the last several weeks, I am sharing some recaps from my trip to Alaska last year as I hope it encourages each of you to take a road trip in this beautiful part of the world! I am deep in preparation for our upcoming trip this summer and am so excited to see so many new things and share them with y'all on Instagram and here on the blog!

Also- please take a moment to read about the #10000in7days campaign (click HERE) that I am hosting this year as part of this trip! Thank you so much for considering donating to this!
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Today I am so excited to share one last post from our time on the Denali Highway! If you missed the first part (you can read about it HERE) or the second part (you can read HERE) or watch a video of the adventure HERE! Also- if you are looking for some specific tips about taking the Denali Highway than read this post HERE!) 
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Near the end of our time on the Denali Highway (we were driving from Cantwell east on the highway) as the road started to become a "regular" road again, I pulled off so that we could stop one last time to see the beauty and explore one last time. This area was simply gorgeous. It looked like the backdrop of the mountains that were hundreds of miles away were a fake painting they were so beautiful!

I thought it would be fun to try to hike down to the lake that you see in the distance. Now, from where we were standing it didn't look "that far". *smiles* But as I was to quickly learn on the Denali Highway, looks of distances are a bit deceptive.
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I began the trek down to the lake in high spirits, but it wasn't long before I started laughing so hard I had tears. It became quickly obvious that my saying, "it should only take about 10-15 minutes tops to get there" ... was a bit... over stated. *hahaha*!
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It soon became as I described it to someone like an episode of "where's waldo". Hahaha. See how "far" I had gone- I was so proud... and the lake was not much closer! Hahaha!
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So naturally, I started to smell the plants and trees and just appreciate the moment, because I quickly realized it would take hours to get to the lake. *smiles* Now, those of you who know me I would totally have done this... but I knew that my traveling companion who was ready to get off the Denali Highway would not have been for that idea! Hahaha!
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I couldn't stop laughing. I loved being in Alaska and was fully enjoying all of the adventures that we were having! As I came up the hill there was a couple who had just parked and I startled them because they hadn't seen me. They asked if I had gotten to the lake and I explained that I had tried... but didn't. They laughed and said that they had tried it years ago themselves and hadn't made it either! So funny! I am sure lots of people stop in this area to explore! It was beautiful! 
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The Denali Highway is something that I can't recommend enough that you take the time to do at least once in your life. It was a place like no other that I continue to marvel and think about!
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The beauty is remarkable and un-matchable and it is a place that you won't ever forget as you leave. It is simply unbelievable... wild...vast...and free.Caravan Sonnet BlogCaravan Sonnet BlogCaravan Sonnet Blog
As we got in the car to continue on our way to our destination for the night I knew that I would never forget this time. It changed me in a way that is hard to put into words. It was that amazing. So go explore this area friends. You will not regret one second of being on that road... it is perfect.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading the blog today! I hope that these pictures of the Denali Highway encourages you to start planning a trip there soon! I can't wait to go back and am already planning another trip! 

PS- If you are curious about the specific details of the road trip that we took throughout Alaska or if you are planning a similar road trip (or just want to see and dream about visiting the beauty!) I hope the information below is helpful. You can read all of the posts from the trip by clicking on the links below:

 // A Trip To Remember: Our 9 Day Alaskan Road Trip Itinerary//
// 5 Reasons You Need to Take an Alaskan Road Trip//

Anchorage: // Anchorage Travel Guide//

Chugach Mountains (Alaska 1-South Drive): // Scenic Seward Highway Drive (Turnagain Arm Drive)// Along the Matanuska River on Alaska 1-South// A Beautiful Lake Adventure Near Chickaloon// A Cloudy & Beautiful Drive on Alaska 1-South//


Chugach Mountains: // Eklutna Lake//


Cooper Landing (Kenai Peninsula): // Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge Nature Hike// 

// Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge //

Denali State Park Area:// Denali Highway Video// One Last Adventure on the Denali Highway// 

// The Denali Highway: Part Two // The Denali Highway: Part One// 
//The Drive to Cantwell// Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge //

General Alaska Tips: // 5 Things You Must Know Before Driving in Alaska //

 // Best Alaskan Books to Purchase for Your Road Trip //
// What to Pack for an Alaskan Summer Road Trip //
// Why You Should Dream About Visiting Alaska //

Girdwood:  // Winner Creek Trail Video// Winner Creek Trail //

Hatcher Pass Area: // Hatcher Pass Video// Hatcher Pass // Little Susitna River //


Homer (Kenai Peninsula) Area: // Homer Video// Homer Spit// Homer Lighthouse// Bishop's Beach//

// A Brief History of Homer //

Thompson Pass Area: // Thompson Pass Area Video 
// Worthington Glacier Hike//

//Worthington Glacier//
// Among the Alaskan Fireweed on Alaska 4-S: A Beautiful Symbol of Hope in the Hard Seasons of Life //
// A Brief History of & Drive on Alaska 4-South of the Richardson Highway//Klutina River//
// The Beginning Drive to Thompson Pass// 

Wrangell-St. Elias Park Area: //Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge //

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