Posts Tagged ‘Yukon’

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Days 42-26 – Anchorage to Smithers

August 15, 2017

As I was leaving Anchorage, finally, I had a decision to make: Continue on with m y trip as planned, taking a circuitous route back to LA with many stops along the way, or acknowledge that I’m a week behind schedule and several thousand dollars over budget and just get home as quickly and efficiently as possible.

I decided to compromise and stick with my itinerary, but put it on fast forward. For the time being, where earlier on I would have lingered somewhere 2-3 days, I’ll stop by for a half day, and where I was driving 6-8 hours per day, I’ll be going for more like 10-12. After I gain back some days and get closer to home, I’ll reevaluate.

The last several days have taken me East out of Alaska, through Yukon, and south to the small town of Smithers, British Columbia.

First, with some trepidation, I got back on Glenn Highway. Thankfully, I did not encounter any moose this time along.

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Heading East on Glenn Highway.

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Day 24 – Whitehorse to Tok, Alaska

July 27, 2017

Well, after 2,400 miles by road and 300 miles by ship, I’ve made it to Alaska. So whatever else happens, my “Road Trip to Alaska” has lived up to it’s name.

I spent the first part of the day driving the majority of the Klondike Highway through Yukon to Dawson City, a town on the Yukon River that’s the last settlement before the Top of the World Highway takes you into Alaska.

The scenery wasn’t quite as epic as the previous few days, but that was fine. I sort of needed the break.

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Days 22-23 – Prince Rupert to Whitehorse

July 27, 2017

The last two days were a 17 hour, 850 mile drive through northern British Columbia and southern Yukon. It turns out that northern British Columbia and southern Yukon are more than a little scenic. “Gorgeous” may be the word.

Before I got to any of that though, I had to get out of Prince Rupert. I’m sure I would have been more into the town if I was a fisherman, and the weather wasn’t helping, but walking around, I couldn’t get adjectives like “dank” and “dreary” out of my head.

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