Gone wild: Gardens man bound for Alaska – Where is he now?

Graham Strickland's 11-year-old pit bull terrier, Colt, enjoys the views at Yellowstone National Park. Courtesy photo

Graham Strickland’s 11-year-old pit bull terrier, Colt, enjoys the views at Yellowstone National Park. Courtesy photo

UPDATED 1:10 P.M.:

Strickland safely arrived in Alaska, according to his father.

Warning: Following along with Graham Strickland’s one-way road trip to Alaska may give you a serious case of wanderlust.

In case you missed the first story, the former Palm Beach Gardens resident decided to build his own log cabin in the tiny city of Delta Junction because “it’s getting crowded” in South Florida.

He left April 26 on a roundabout route that included camping in Yellowstone National Park and a birthday visit to his mother in Oregon. After stopping in Oregon, he traveled through Seattle en route to the Canadian border, according to a progress report from his dad, David Strickland.

Graham Strickland and his dog, Colt, stopped in Yellowstone on their way to Delta Junction, Alaska.

Graham Strickland and his dog, Colt, stopped in Yellowstone on their way to Delta Junction, Alaska.

Graham Strickland stayed at a truck stop overnight in Canada for security, then planned to proceed to Fairbanks, his father said. That’s where the younger Strickland intended to pick up a trailer and supplies from Home Depot before logging for lumber he will use to build a cabin on his plot of land in Delta Junction.

He was about 100 miles away from Delta Junction Tuesday. He was having difficulty with the brakes on his truck and feeling very tired, according to his dad. With about 4,500 miles behind him, that’s not surprising.

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