Banff, AB, to Kamloops, BC

Banff to Kamloops, BC Friday, June 21, 2013 Rainy, heavy, heavy clouds, low 40s to mid 60s Bill was up early to check on road conditions finding that the highway was reopened to Lake Louise and that conditionings getting worse in Canmore and Calgary. We learned that the flooding was at “lifetime levels” and that … Read more

Kamloops to Dawson Creek, BC

Kamloops to Dawson Creek, BC Saturday, June 22, 2013 57 am, overcast then sunny & beautiful, a couple of stray showers, low 80s Facing a long, 600-mile drive to Dawson Creek, BC, today, we got on the road early, 6:30. We kept on moving making few stops. The first segment of the drive took us … Read more

Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson, BC

Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson, BC Monday, June 24, 2013 Sunny 7 clear, mid 80s, hot and buggy Leaving Dawson Creek marked our first miles on the Alaska Highway. We were on the road by 8:00 and had our first moose sighting by mile 26. And that was the last wildlife we saw all day! … Read more

Fort Nelson, BC, to Nugget City, YT

Fort Nelson to Nugget City, YT Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Rainy, occasional sun, mid 60s On the road by 7:45, we soon stopped to feed Bill’s sweet tooth for breakfast. Tetsa River Services & Campground is famous for it’s homemade cinnamon buns. The place is also off the grid. Operated by a couple of very … Read more

Nugget City to Whitehorse, YT

Nugget City to Whitehorse, YT Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Overcast, high 50s, then sunny & hot, near 80 Early to bed, early to rise; we were on road by 7:20. Heading north from Nugget City we noticed names and messages spelled out using white rocks on the brown dirt embankments along the highway. The tradition … Read more

Whitehorse to Dawson City, YT

Whitehorse Thursday, June 27, 2013 Clear & sunny This would be an easy day. Sandy spent a relaxing morning sleeping in while Bill headed to the campground office area to work the website. Later, as Bill continued to work, Sandy checked out some shops downtown as well as the farmers market, which turned out to … Read more

Dawson City, YT, to Chicken, AK

Dawson City to Chicken, AK Sunday, June 30, 2013 Mostly sunny, 75, some haze due to forest fire smoke Today promised to be a memorable drive along the Top of the World Highway. We got on the road fairly early, by 7:20. Turned out it wasn’t early enough. A caravan of 24 very large motor … Read more

Chicken to Fairbanks, AK

Chicken to Tok, AK Monday, July 1, 2013 Bright blue skies, mid 70s Today marked the end of our first month on the road. We were back on it by 9:00, headed for the Tok, a sort-of crossroads of Alaska. It’s true, really. If you are driving to or from Alaska you must pass through … Read more

Fairbanks to Denali, AK

Fairbanks Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Clear & sunny to overcast, high 60s, very breezy We ate breakfast at the Cookie Jar, featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives; good but not extraordinary. Afterwards we toured the excellent Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, getting useful information about the area. As we left, Sandy stopped … Read more

Denali to Denali NP, AK

Denali to Denali NP, AK Saturday, July 6, 2013 Very windy, 54F and sunny Last chance showers. Since there are only vault toilets inside the park, showers were tops on the priority list before entering that park. We were on road about 9:45 and stopped at “Mercantile” just inside the park to pick up our … Read more