That orange is sharp.
How many miles that Alaska trip was?
I see you were coming from Wash. and not deeper into the states, but still a significant undertaking, right?
I guess the other way to look at the 1wd vs. 2wd could be like with trucks-- it will always be worth more in the end, or someday when you trade again, sell, etc. A rusty 4 x 4 truck always brings more than a similar rusty 2 wheel drive..