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Alaska Part 8: Fahrenheit 32

Yea this post might be a year in the making, I’m sorry. Playing catch-up isn’t always easy. Upon rolling into Anchorage, I made quick moves to establish a residence and housemates in Girdwood. It was the first of September and … Continue reading

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Alaska Part 7: Whitehorsing Around

“Oh maaan howya doin’ eh? Gettin’ hot out derr eh?”, I overheard from my table at Tim Hortons; the temperatures had just crested 50ºF. Timmy Ho’s, the undoubtable center of the morning universe of Whitehorse. I had been in town … Continue reading

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Alaska Part 6: The Gnar Cassiar

The Cassiar Highway is one of those roads that feels more alive than a few hundred miles of asphalt; the southern half being rain forest and fjord-ful while traveling north brings grandiosity and desolation. Glaciers sitting between some of the … Continue reading

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Alaska Part 5: The work/ mileage balance

“Why the [expletive] [expletive] isn’t the server running!” I yelled internally in the Prince George library. During the workweek it’s very difficult to tell that I’m on a road trip. The days from McBride to Smithers were a prime example … Continue reading

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Alaska Part 4: Cruising Jasper

Still looking at the map and saying “damn…” But then I also look at the scenery and can only say the same thing. I made the most of my weekend and spent my time in Jasper National Park. I would … Continue reading

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Alaska Part 3: Eh?

“Well there’s no wall yet!” “Yea and let’s keep it that way!” And so ended my first Canadian conversation with a couple passing through the rest stop that would be my campsite for the night. The friendly stereotype had already … Continue reading

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Alaska Part 2: Montana

There’s only 2 turns to make from the I 90 East to get to Philipsburg; a small town in the Montana foothills that will always hold a part of me. As I rolled down the main road, one of the … Continue reading

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Alaska Part 1: From the 405 to the 45’N

I have too many friends and they live in too many places. The initial week of the drive north has proven to be quite the whirlwind of catching people as I momentarily pass through their lives. Friends in San Luis … Continue reading

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Back East is always “Back” East

Ok, time for me to play catch up on the last year. It wasn’t until the 3rd sequential Beiber barrage that the boxed merlot began to batter the brainstem enough to dull my senses a bit. We were blasting through … Continue reading

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The Rewind

Here’s a little ditty about how I relived the last 4 years of life prior to my time in Colorado back in January and February of this year.   There are some places I will never be able to do … Continue reading

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