Archive | August, 2012

Day 34

Yet another beautiful day. We had a great morning. We headed west back to Jasper on Rte 16. Along the way we saw a coyote and an elk cow. http://www.youtube.com/embed/QhTZHEaobAQ (Elk) Then we hung a left on 93 South toward Banff National  Park. We saw mountains and beautiful scenery. And as the road wound around we […]

Day 33

And again we say….What a day! We left Prince George this morning. It was a clear, beautiful morning and remained so all day. On the way we saw a mule deer doe.  Rte. 16 ran eastward through glacial valleys so we have rows of mountains on our left and right that ran parallel to the […]

Day 32

We forgot to mention that yesterday we did see a moose and her young one in a pond and 2 black bears! Today was one of those days where you take a gamble and are paid back in spades! We awoke in Stewart B.C. to light rain and fog obscuring the surrounding mountains.  Over breakfast […]

Day 31

The morning was rainy and cold as we departed for Hazelton, our plan to ride to the end of the Cassiar Highway. When we came to the intersection at Cassiar (Rte 37) and Stewart-Hyder Access Road  (Rte 37A) we decided to swingout to Stewart, BC on 37A. The light rain continued throughout the day. At one point, […]

Day 30

We started today a little later than usual so we could visit the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre in Teslin, Yukon. This is a great museum, showcasing how the Natives incorporated social and spiritual themes in their Arts and Crafts. Pauline, our docent and member of the Raven clan of the Tlingits, shared with us information we couldn’t get anywhere […]

Shelly – Week Four

Hi there. No, you didn’t miss anything. We have been so busy I didn’t have time to post for week three. I’d like to start with some kudos. I’d like to thank Julie at the Arbor Bed & Breakfast in Prince George, BC. Her gardens are gorgeous. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented. Next, Thanks […]

Day 28

We left the Caribou Cabins in Tok a little after 7 this morning, gassed up the bikes and refilled our spare fuel bottles and headed down the highway. Our Canadian border crossing was uneventful. The roads were not in very good condition but the scenery was spectacular. Then it was down to Beaver Creek and Buckshot […]

Day 27

This morning we woke up at the lovely Harborside Cottages in the City of Kenai, Alaska. With almost 500 miles to ride for the day we decided to get an early start and catch breakfast 120 miles to the north in Anchorage. It was a cloudless sunny morning which put the sun in our eyes for the […]

Day 26

Our intention this morning was to have breakfast and go to the Kenai Visitor Center to find out what there was to see in Kenia. We found Charlotte’s, a quaint little bakery on the other side of town. While there we struck up a conversation with three locals who were also having breakfast and playing […]

Day 25

Today we rode from Healy to Kenai.  It was a mostly an uneventful yet beautiful ride until we realized we hadn’t seen a gas station in quite a few miles and the indicators were saying we had approximately 37 miles of fuel in the tank. The GPS said we had approximately 68 miles to reach […]