Chena Lake Recreational Area, 11:49pm
Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011).
Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0416 of 7221).
I eventually wandered my way to Chena Lake Recreational Area to camp my first night not too far from “North Pole,” Alaska. As I remember it, the air was soft, moderately cool, and tinted a bit with the smell of distant fires. This far north, sunset is a ridiculously gradual affair. Daylight persists deep into the night. Dim as it may be, it makes for a fascinating near-midnight hike.