|at the Susitna River, big mountains behind|
|Nancy Lake around 11 pm|
Favorite "Adopt A Highway" sponsor: Backcountry Llamaventures
Strangest place passed: Family Firing Range
Danny's side note: Willow, the town we are camped next to, got its start as a mining town in the late 1800s and was relatively unknown until 1976, when it gained a moderate degree of fame due to it being the choice for the new capital city of Alaska. The committee in charge of selecting the new city had to find a place on state-owned ground with moderate temperatures, along the railroad and existing roadways, and over thirty miles from Fairbanks and Anchorage. Enough funding for the move never materialized and the idea was politically defeated in 1982. Thus Juneau, though ridiculously far from actual Alaska, remains the capital city.