“A taste for the beautiful is most cultivated out of doors, where there is no house and no housekeeper.”
- Henry David Thoreau
Today on my third day in Nome I explored the third and last road leading out of the town. The Kougarok Road took me 85 miles one-way into the interior. The road ends at the Kougarok River Bridge.
If a town of Kougarok ever existed, it has no buildings now. In fact, the only houses along the entire road are warming huts. No one lives anywhere along the Kougarok Road.
But I saw lots of beautiful tundra and clear lakes and streams as well as these mountains.
Now I’m back in Nome for a few hours before flying tonight to Anchorage. “Visiting the Nome area is a trip of a lifetime,” John says. It sure is.