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North to the Yukon – Epilogue

Written Tuesday, 7/19/16 on an airplane between Chicago, IL and Lincoln, NE. I’ve allegedly been home from this long trip for four days now, but I’ve only spent two nights in my own bed. Second day off the bike and I … Continue reading

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North to the Yukon – Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

The whole time Howard and I were traveling up north, I did my best to stay away from the news.  After all, this was vacation in rather remote places.  I had no desire to have the news of shootings, protests, … Continue reading

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North to the Yukon, Day 12 – Grandpa’s Homestead (almost)

I’m in Bismarck, North Dakota tonight.  Back in the United States after a fantastic trip “up north” to Canada.  One of the main goals for today was to visit the land my Grandpa Arndt homesteaded back between 1905 and 1911 … Continue reading

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North to the Yukon, Day 11 – Pictures from a Trip II

It’s late, and we’ve had a long day today and a busy day ahead, so I’m going to keep this one simple with a few more pictures from a trip. All over Alberta we’ve seen mile after mile of bright … Continue reading

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North to the Yukon, Day 10 – Heading Home

Today was a pleasant, uneventful last day in mountain country.  We left Prince George, BC at 8 this morning, and cut back across British Columbia and Alberta, completing our northern loop. If you squint when you look at the little … Continue reading

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North to the Yukon, Day 9 – It’s a mountaintop, not a bucket list

Howard and I have now completed Day One of the long haul back home to Nebraska and Texas. Today’s ride was excellent – we even saw some moose, and tomorrow’s ride takes us back through Jasper National Park. But there … Continue reading

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North to the Yukon, Day 8 – ALASKA!

All along, I’ve billed this as a trip to the Canadian Rockies more than a trip to Alaska. But today we really did go to the southernmost part of Alaska accessible by road.  It’s a good deal south of the … Continue reading

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North to the Yukon, Day 7 – Pictures from a Trip

Pictures from a Trip by Tim Rumsey is one of my favorite novels – it’s a bittersweet story about two brothers who spend a summer dinosaur hunting in Wyoming. And anytime I look at photos from a trip, I think … Continue reading

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North to the Yukon, Day 6 – We Arrive

For the last week, more or less, Howard and I have been headed north and west for more than 2,500 miles. And today we arrived at our northernmost destination – Watson Lake, Yukon Territory. If you look at the trace … Continue reading

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North to the Yukon, Day 5 – Dawson Creek and the Alaska Highway Milepost Zero

Updated I woke up at 4 this morning, which would be 6 a.m. back home and my usual wake-up time.  I took a look out the window, and it was clearly getting light out, though I don’t think it ever … Continue reading

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