Friday, November 18, 2011

Alaska Highway

Guy's dad had a ride up the Alaska Highway to the Artcic circle on his bucket list, and he did it this summer. It seems to have been quite an adventure with a few adjustments along the way (heated pants, jacket, gloves...).

Proof that he made it. 1000km on a gravel road to get this far...


Full setup.

The Alaska highway is over 1500 miles long and was built in record speed to access the territory in case the Japanese used it as a staging area during World War 2.



He tracked down some old cousins that had made their living in the north since the tender age of 15. A great surprise for them and a lot of catching up.

Old supports for a rail bridge.

View from a campsite.

Papa smurf eating his toast.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

C'est beau! Voilà les premières photos que je vois du voyage. Merci de partager,
J

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great trip. Did he have to make adjustments to the bike/tires to deal with the gravel roads? We have met bikers in Labrador that won't tackle the gravel with their regular road tires.

Paul & Lynn