This monument marks the beginning of the Alaska Highway in Dawson
Creek, British Columbia. This photo of me was taken on the morning of
July 9, 1990, on our way to Alaska.
It takes eight days to drive from San Francisco to Fairbanks: two
days to reach the Canadian border, two more days to reach the beginning of
the Alaska Highway, three more days on that highway to reach the Alaska
state line, and one more day after that to reach Fairbanks. So the
photo you see here not only marks the beginning of the Alaska Highway,
but also the midpoint of our trip.