Month: July 2011

Whitehorse, YT to Alaska Border

July 16 2011 We woke up in a nice, huge king size bed. Scrubbed ourselves clean in a hot shower (the drain is located on the opposite side of the showerhead), and head out to face the day feeling refreshed. First stop: Baked Cafe,…

Happy Birthday Frank!

It’s still the 17th in Alaska! And it’s light out.

Cottonwood River, BC to Whitehorse, YT

Friday, July 15 Well. The “beautiful”, “listening to the river”, Cottonwood River experience turned out to be a total disaster. We were infiltrated by Mosquitos in the Ironhorse. Steve and I battled with them for a couple of hours as it seemed like they…

Stewart/Cassier Hwy: Boulder Creek Rest Stop to Cottonwood River

Thursday, July 14 So rest stops are awesome in Canada. They’re plentiful, they’re free, lots of them have pretty nice scenery, and there are pit toilets, even though we normally don’t use them bc they smell like crap. And, unlike in Australia and New…

Water Fowl Lake to Boulder Creek rest area, BC

Wednesday, July 13 Today we were hung over from our overdose of natural beauty from yesterday’s trip through Banff. We saw dozens of vistas that would have been impressive had we not seen what we saw yesterday. Still beautiful though… Last night the mosquitos…

Fort Steele, BC to Water Fowl Lake Campground, BC

Tuesday, July 12 Today was like mainlining nature. “Can I shotgun mother nature please?…” The Banff National Park region. AWESOME. We followed the Kootenai River to Kootenai National Park. From there the scenery became overwhelming starting with the entrance to the park. Elevation and…

Spokane, WA to Fort Steele, BC

Monday, July 11 We got a late start and didn’t leave Spokane until 7:15pm. Factors? An incompetent “mobile” nurse who arrived to draw blood for a monthly checkup. And it can be difficult to get out of REI on the verge of a ‘cross…