Category: The Alaska Adventure

Alaska Adventure Part 6: The Merry Ferry

Alaska Adventure Part 6: The Merry Ferry

Leaving Hyder, I requested to Nate and Fez that we stop at Bear Glacier for some photos. The day before, we had been so focused on reaching Alaska that we had passed it completely. Bear Glacier is along the scenic Highway 37A, and just a few decades earlier was encroaching on the road. Now receding…

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Alaska Adventure Part 5: Alaska!!

Alaska Adventure Part 5: Alaska!!

There is no U.S. border guard at Hyder. The townโ€™s only road is dirt โ€“ or at least it was during our stay, they sadly paved the streets a few weeks after our visit. We crossed into Alaska with little fanfare. I think there was such a build-up that Nate was somewhat underwhelmed: โ€œThis place…

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Alaska Adventure Part 3: I Love Canadia

Alaska Adventure Part 3: I Love Canadia

Safely across the border, we headed towards Vancouver where we planned to pick up Highway 99, otherwise known as the Sea to Sky Highway. Although I have only spent a few days in Vancouver, it ranks up there with one of my favorite cities. Although I am not a big “city guy,” Vancouver is an…

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Alaska Adventure Part 2: The Border Looms

Alaska Adventure Part 2: The Border Looms

Sunday was scheduled to be one of the “long days.” We hoped to reach the Redwood Coast at the Northwest corner of California, some 700 miles from Jackass Meadows. But with a frosty morning at 7,300 feet, we waited a while for the weather to warm up and got a late start. We pushed North…

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