Day Twenty Six: Summer’s Eve Nightmare

Up at 7am to get ready for the drive to Dawson Creek, British Columbia–the start of the Alaska Highway.  Unfortunately, the weather was no better.  Mid 30s and raining hard.  I sucked it up, though my fingers were numb by the time I was done.  And I was soaked through.  I changed my socks and we were ready to roll.  We were taking Alberta route 40, which is just south of Hinton.  Continue reading “Day Twenty Six: Summer’s Eve Nightmare”

Day Twenty Four: the Icefields Parkway

Up and hitched before 9 am, we headed out on a very long travel day.  We would be driving from Banff to northeast of Jasper, near Hinton, AB.  And we were taking the Icefields Parkway, which National Geographic has named as “One of the World’s Most Spectacular Drives.” Before we got on the Parkway, we stopped at an overlook along TC1.  It boasted a great valley/river view and had a nice exhibit on the wildlife over and under passes that I mentioned yesterday.  As we traveled on, I managed to take a picture of an overpass. Continue reading “Day Twenty Four: the Icefields Parkway”

Day Twenty Three: Free Day

After recovering from my shock and awe at the amazing sights from the bus tour the day before, we had a free day to do whatever we wanted.  I wanted to sleep in, so I did.  Then I got ready and decided to drive back to the Kootenay Valley viewpoint.  We had passed it when traveling from Fairmont to Banff, but couldn’t pull over due to towing our trailers.  It was quite a drive back there–almost two hours, but the views from this place went on forever. Continue reading “Day Twenty Three: Free Day”