After 8,159 miles, we are home.

We drove up to Alaska in 6 days (~60 hours), via the Alaska Highway.

Colorado to Alaska Road Trip
60 hours of fun.

The best part of the drive up was seeing lots of animals:

Moose Colorado to Alaska Road Trip
Just being majestic.
Black bear and cub Colorado to Alaska Road Trip
Black bear mom and her cub.

And driving the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper National Parks:

Icefields Parkway Canada
Just an average stop on the Icefields Parkway.

We got into a float plane:

Lake Telaquana bush plane
Internal meltdown occurring at this very moment. It’s neat how your face can reflect the opposite of your mind. Or does that make me a sociopath.

I thought I was going to vomit from nerves. But then we got up in the air and it felt like being in a car ride 150 feet above the ground. We were dropped off 1.5 hours later in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Lake Telaquana bush plane
Getting our stuff dropped off, and about to say see-yah for 30 days.

We spent 30 days in this tipi home:

Lake Telaquana Lake Clark National Park
Tipi home.

We then spent three weeks driving back home via the Cassiar Highway. We stayed for about a week in the Kenai Peninsula for some hiking (and because the weather was great):

View from Mt.Marathon Alaska
Looking down on Seward, Alaska from Mt. Marathon.

And made stops in Jasper National Park in Canada:

Tangle Ridge Jasper National Park
Tangle Ridge, Jasper National Park.

In Banff National Park in Canada:

Cirque Peak Banff National Park
From the top of Cirque Peak, Banff National Park.

In Yoho National Park in Canada:

Iceline Trail Yoho National Park
Hiking the Iceline Trail, Yoho National Park.

In Glacier National Park:

Glacier National Park Dawson Pass hike
Dawson Pass, Glacier National Park

In Yellowstone National Park:

Yellowstone National Park
Smells like egg.

All while living out of this sweet ride:

Colorado to Alaska road trip
We both need showers badly.

I will be writing more about our trip, but just wanted to do a short review first.

It’s great to be home, onto the next adventure!



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