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March 2016

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    Alaska

    A Spectacular Performance: The Northern Lights

    March 30, 2016,

    Halfway between Watson Lake and Fort Nelson BC along the Alcan, we pull in at the Liard Hot Springs Campground, choose a spot next to one occupied by a bike like ours, and set up camp. Pretty soon, we meet our neighbor and almost immediate friend Ryan, and the three

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    Thoughts

    Tense About Tents

    March 26, 2016,

    I learned something about myself this trip. I am perfectly comfortable traveling all over the world without a plan and hardly a map, letting my itinerary be defined by weather and chance conversations with locals. I can go all day into the night without worrying for an instant about where

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    Alaska

    Poem: Almost Alaska

    March 19, 2016,

    On our way to Hyder Cloaked in all our fiber Breathless with the promise of adventure Last night’s starry sky belied The rain that kept us now inside Intent intense Look! Through the clouds, sun and peaks appear Quick! Out of the tent into our gear The ever optimist sees

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    Alaska

    Hyder

    March 19, 2016,

    If we are not going to make Alaska-the-State, then at least we will skip over the fence and go to Hyder. From the Cassiar Highway, linking Terrace BC to the Yukon, you can access Alaska — but don’t blink ‘cause it is a tiny access. About 300 miles North of

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    Alaska

    The Almost-Alaska Trip

    March 18, 2016,

    A funny beginning to this trip for me: I had a lot of hesitation beforehand, I’d even be so bold as to call it a lack of enthusiasm about going, which is completely unlike me when it comes to leaving on adventures. Once I recognized this foreboding feeling, I waited.