After a week of playing in the mountains near Winthrop, it was time for Betsy to hit the North Cascades Scenic Highway. We headed west over the highest elevation at Washington Pass (5,477′) all the way down to 26′ in Anacortes. Our ears were definitely popping on this drive!
Following the urgings from several of our friends who had been to Victoria, we decided to go back to Canada when our last opportunity to visit presented itself. Steve discovered we could go to Victoria via a fast ferry from Seattle. Since Woodland is only 2.5 hours south of Seattle, we drove (leaving Woodland at 4:30am) and then hopped on […]
Heading down south was a breeze, taking overnight stops at Smithers, Prince George, Blue River and Kamloops in British Columbia. The jaunt was uneventful and the scenery was still outstanding. Finally, we stopped for 3 nights in Kelowna, BC where we surprised our friends whom we met once nine years ago. In December 2003, we were on a cruise to […]
Leaving Ft Nelson, we headed up to Muncho Lake, Mile 456. This leg of the trip from Ft Nelson is considered by many Alaska travelers as the most scenic part of the highway. We were not disappointed. As we veered to the west through the northern Canadian Rockies we were presented with densely forested areas, scenic vistas, picturesque valleys and […]
We broke ground early Friday and headed off north to begin driving on the Alaska Highway. Destination -Mile 162 Sikanni Chief River Bridge. Between now and when we reach the end of the Alaska Highway at Delta Junction in Alaska we will be describing most of the blogs with reference to a historical mile marker. This is because we are traveling […]