This past summer (2016) Dan and I drove ~8,200 miles road tripping up to Alaska and back. For the month-long road trip portion, we spent about $800 on gas, $80 on ice for the cooler, $136 for a Canadian National Parks pass, $100 for campgrounds, and $10 for showers. Here are 5 things we experienced along the road trip portion!
This is the last hike I want to recap from our road trip through the Canadian Rockies. The famed Iceline Trail in Yoho National…
Cirque Peak is an easy scramble in Banff National Park. Enjoy a spectacular approach through alpine meadows on a well-maintained trail. After reaching Helen Lake the peak is ascended off trail on a scree ridge with a short rock scramble to the summit. From the ridge, the views are spectacular. With each step upward the panorama continues to expand as more glaciers, alpine lakes and rugged mountain peaks come into view.
The first stop in our Canadian hiking journey was Tangle Ridge in Jasper National Park. This hike is an excellent opportunity to reach ~10,000 feet in the Icefields Parkway region without navigating any technical sections. You just need some good ole physical fitness and prudence about mountain weather and you’re set!
We drove to Alaska. From Colorado. It took 6 days – 60 hours – of driving to reach the land of the midnight sun. The highlight was seeing the world’s largest beaver.
We drove 8,159 miles up to Alaska and back in an epic road-trip. We also lived for 30 days in a tipi set in the Alaskan wilderness. Here is a photo overview of our adventures.