|I drove from Skagway AK up the Al-Can highway with a goal of being in Alaska on the 14th of June which is the date of my fathers birthday. Much to my surprise there were an abundance of American flags flying just over the border from the Yukon into the United States. Keep in mind that we are in perpetual light this far north so driving is fine but with the exception of hitting a moose, grizzly bear, dall sheep or falling asleep. I did see my first grizzly bear today just out side the village of Destruction Bay, Yukon while I was alert. He was the color of golden wheat and blended right into the high shoulder of the road in the same color of the grass.
The last one hundred miles of the Alaskan/Canadian Highway is a bear in that there are so many frost heaves. It took me no less than six hours to negotiate this last (100 miles) section of that challenging road. Being quite tired at this point I swung into the first nice camping spot that I could find which was the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge established because it being located in a critical location for the successful migration of many birds, especially Trumpeter Swans and Geese. The flags were flying here as well~~such a welcome. I did attend a talk on the importance of this fly-way.
June 14th is National Flag Day.