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In 1971 we hitched our 1968 Plymouth sedan to a 13-foot camping trailer and headed north.   It was exciting to know that, with every mile, we were farther north than we'd ever been....   We were driving to Alaska!

It was the time of summer solstice, the longest days of the year in the northern hemisphere.   We would experience endless daylight, even the midnight sun!
Our son, Ron, was 14 and his sister, Linda, was 12.

We traveled the fabled Alcan Highway, going vast distances between sightings of other fellow travelers.

A side trip via Dawson City, Yukon, took us over an even more deserted road, the "Top of the World Highway" where we finally entered Alaska.

One evening just before midnight, we reached a beautiful lake in the Alcan Canadian Rockies, and I snapped the following photograph of a lingering sunset on Muncho Lake.
An 8 x 10 of this photo has hung on the wall since that time, constantly reminding us of the vast beautiful land we experienced that summer.   This photo has helped us dream of the time when we would return.

Return we did, 29 years later!!

We are Dick and Mary Mock. The buttons at the bottom of this and the following pages will take you with us on our 2000 tour of Alaska.
All photos appearing on these pages were captured on our Alaska trips in 1971 and 2000.

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