The Cassiar Highway, Hyder and the Icefields Parkway

June 21st, 2008

We decided not to take the Alcan home for two reasons: we wanted a change of pace, and we were told by the crazy parking lot attendant in McCarthy to visit the Alaskan town of Hyder to get “Hyderized”. He brought up getting “hyderized” with such excitement the moment we told we had driven up [...]

Haines and Skagway

June 18th, 2008

On our way home we decided to take a long detour through Haines and Skagway. Even though they are only 17 miles apart no road connects them, so we had to take a short ferry ride on the “Marine Highway” which we felt our Alaska trip had been missing. I was familiar with the names [...]

Central, AK Part 2

June 14th, 2008

We spent one more day with the Tyrrells, enjoying the local hot spring, more home cooked wild game, and a short flight in one of their bush planes, the Piper 12 which just have new 31-inch Bushwheels put on it. We flew out to Circle, I peed in the giant Yukon river, then we flew [...]

Birch Creek, Part 2

June 13th, 2008

We were half way through the trip now and had not seen a single bear. During our night floats we snuck up on many moose in the river, but no bears. Remember than we could legally take NINE off the river, and we hadn’t seen one. The river was getting easier to navigate, we were [...]