Since the TB's owner wasn't specific as to where they wanted it to go in Alaska, we dropped it at a place with an appropriately Alaskan name. Mosquito Fork is host to the Chicken Scratch Cache (and a lot of mosquitos!) and is located just south of Chicken, Alaska.
In mid April, Geocaching Headquarters announced a promotion in partnership with the Forest Service and others to celebrate Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday. I was one of the 1,500 applicants that were drawn to receive a trackable which arrived in the mail just a couple days before we left home.
We brought our Smokey trackable with us on the drive north and then found an appropriate cache (Alaska the Beautiful) to drop it in north of the Wrangell - Saint Elias National Park. The cache certainly seemed appropriately named. This trackable was picked up a week later and has continued active traveling around Alaska.
active geocaching organization. This is the first container with their logo that I've found this trip, but I found several of them when I was in Alaska in October.
We're having a great time with family who are enjoying the excellent Red (Sockeye) Salmon run. More on that later.