Besides the flat air mattress, I also woke up to a lot of water in my tent. I've never really used it in rain, and now I know. Between that and a couple holes in the mesh, I decided to get a new one. No room for extra baggage so I tossed both the tent and the old mat.
It was still raining when we left Tok, but it finally let up about an hour or two into the ride.
We left Tok around 8am heading for Anchorage. Just before we turned onto Glenn Highway, we saw another moose walk out on the road. I made a u-turn to get a picture. It didn't mind me really, it just kept walking across the road. When she got to the other side, 2 calves walked out of the trees behind her.
We turned onto Glenn Highway and headed for Anchorage. The snow-topped mountains, glaciers, and lakes were a pretty incredible sight. Here's just one picture.
The road got pretty twisty and we enjoyed the rest of the road at a spirited pace till we were dumped out onto a normal highway that led us into Anchorage.
After hitting traffic and a few one way streets, I realized this isn't the city I really wanted to hang out in. I can get a dose of all the city traffic I need back at home. I headed to the sporting goods store to replace the camping gear, and now I'm charging up / writing this at borders.
We all had different ideas for today so we're just going to meet back up tomorrow or Tuesday. I'll be heading down the Kenai Peninsula tonight.