Friday, June 21, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (41)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (41)

06/21/2019 / Travel Day – Klondike RV Park, Soldotna


Start Location:
  • Harbor Side
  • 1118 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
  • 907.224.4055
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Mileage:  54,185.3
Weather: 51 - 62 F Sunny with Clouds

End Location:
End Time: 2:30 p.m.
Mileage:  54,282.3
Cost Per Night: $45.26 USD
Weather: 45 - 59 F Sunny
Route:
  • 9 North
  • 1 North

We had to make a stop at the Dump Station at the Marathon Campground to lighten our load for travel. The place was packed; but everyone was friendly, helpful and patient.

There was “smoke activity” on the 1 North which made the trip a bit unpleasant. We found out later that all the smoke was due to the Swan Fire.

At that time, the Swan Lake Fire had already burned over 22,000 acres. However, the fire managers largely kept their hands off it. That's because the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is a congressionally designated wilderness area--that means no private property is at risk. Additionally, they believe that there is valuable ecological succession that occurs during and after a fire.

We made it to the RV Park okay and we were pleased with our host, Al. He is going to help Paul set up our fishing gear tomorrow.

Wildlife Spotted: Just lots of birds . . . . gulls mostly

Map of Seward to Soldotna, Alaska
Map of Seward to Soldotna, Alaska

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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