North to Alaska

a trip by Joe & Cindy Gerdes
From: May 1st 2013
Until: September 16th 2013

Traveling to Alaska & Southern Canada
Trip Length: 4 ½ months
Blog Entries: 138
Photos: 1339
Words: 18547

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
May 1st 2013 Day 1 - Adventure begins North America » United States » Texas » Del Rio
May 2nd 2013 Day 2 - Better than day one! North America » United States » Texas » Alpine
May 4th 2013 Day 3 - Chilly start North America » United States » New Mexico » Las Cruces
May 5th 2013 Day 4 - Almost uneventful day North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson
May 6th 2013 Day 5 - Relaxing North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson
May 7th 2013 Day 6 - Hole in the road - Tonopah, Arizona North America » United States » Arizona » Quartzsite
May 8th 2013 Day 7 - Out of Arizona and into California North America » United States » California » Needles
May 9th 2013 Day 8 - Change of scenery North America » United States » California » Tulare
May 9th 2013 Day 9 - Sequoia National Park & Kings River Canyon North America » United States » California » Sequoia National Park
May 10th 2013 Day 10 - Travel from Tulare to Mariposa North America » United States » California » Mariposa
May 11th 2013 Day 11 North America » United States » California » Mariposa
May 12th 2013 Day 12 - Travel to San Francisco bay area North America » United States » California » Fairfield
May 13th 2013 Day 13 - Tour San Francisco North America » United States » California » San Francisco
May 14th 2013 Day 14 - Easy day in camp North America » United States » California » Fairfield
May 15th 2013 Day 15 - Garberville here we come... North America » United States » California » Garberville
May 16th 2013 Day 16 - Towards the ocean view North America » United States » California » Crescent City
May 17th 2013 Day 17 - Crescent City exploration North America » United States » California » Crescent City
May 18th 2013 Day 18 - Coos Bay, OR North America » United States » Oregon » Coos Bay
May 19th 2013 Day 19 - Spruce Goose country North America » United States » Oregon » McMinnville
May 20th 2013 Day 20 - Happy Anniversary to us. North America » United States » Oregon » McMinnville
May 21st 2013 Day 21 - Spruce Goose / Chilling North America » United States » Oregon » McMinnville
May 22nd 2013 Day 22 - Still in McMinnville, Oregon North America » United States » Oregon » McMinnville
May 23rd 2013 Day 23 - Watching it rain, AGAIN.... North America » United States » Oregon » McMinnville
May 24th 2013 Day 24 - Made it into Washington (Silver Lake) North America » United States » Washington » Castle Rock
May 25th 2013 Day 25 - Mt. St. Helens National Park North America » United States » Washington » Mt St Helens
May 26th 2013 Day 26 - Nice hike in the SUN North America » United States » Washington » Mt St Helens
May 27th 2013 Day 27 - Short trip to Fort Lewis North America » United States » Washington » Tacoma
May 28th 2013 Day 28 - Frustrating but productive day.... North America » United States » Washington » Seattle
May 29th 2013 Day 29 - Whidby Island North America » United States » Washington » Whidbey Island
May 30th 2013 Day 30 - Whidby Island beauty North America » United States » Washington » Whidbey Island
May 31st 2013 Day 31 - The sun does shine on Washington North America » United States » Washington » Whidbey Island
June 1st 2013 Day 32 - Canada we are here!!! North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver
June 2nd 2013 Day 33 - Whistler North America » Canada » British Columbia » Whistler
June 3rd 2013 Day 34 - Day around Vancouver North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver
June 4th 2013 Day 35 - Hell's Gate & Spences Bridge, BC North America » Canada » British Columbia
June 5th 2013 Day 36 - Williams Lake North America » Canada » British Columbia » Williams Lake
June 6th 2013 Day 37 - First time to dry camp (Bear Lake) North America » Canada » British Columbia
June 7th 2013 Day 38 - Dawson Creek North America » Canada » British Columbia
June 8th 2013 Day 39 - Dawson Creek North America » Canada » British Columbia
June 9th 2013 Day 40 - Dawson Creek North America » Canada » British Columbia
June 10th 2013 Day 41 - Pink Mountain North America » Canada » British Columbia
June 11th 2013 Day 42 - Fort Nelson North America » Canada » British Columbia » Fort Nelson
June 12th 2013 Day 43 - Fort Nelson North America » Canada » British Columbia » Fort Nelson
June 13th 2013 Day 44 - Liard Hot Springs at last North America » Canada » British Columbia
June 14th 2013 Day 45 - We have made it to the Yukon Territory !!!!! North America » Canada » Yukon » Watson Lake
June 15th 2013 Day 46 - Whitehorse - North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse
June 16th 2013 Day 47 - Whitehorse - sightseeing North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse
June 17th 2013 Day 48 - Whitehorse exploration North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse
June 18th 2013 Day 49 - Gettin ready to leave Whitehorse day North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse
June 19th 2013 Day 51 - Camping in the middle of nowhere (bear country) North America » Canada » Yukon
June 21st 2013 Day 52 - Party on in Dawson City North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City
June 22nd 2013 Day 53 - Last day in Dawson North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City
June 23rd 2013 Day 54 - We made it to Alaska North America » United States » Alaska » Tok
June 24th 2013 Day 55 - Going to Fairbanks (North Pole) North America » United States » Alaska » North Pole
June 25th 2013 Day 56 - Exploring Fairbanks North America » United States » Alaska » North Pole
June 26th 2013 Day 57 - Santa, Pipeline, Ice and Lights North America » United States » Alaska » North Pole
June 27th 2013 Day 58 - Infusion day & Caroline's birthday North America » United States » Alaska » North Pole
June 28th 2013 Day 59 - Gold Dredge # 8 Gold Mine North America » United States » Alaska » North Pole
June 29th 2013 Day 60 - Busy day North America » United States » Alaska » Fairbanks
June 30th 2013 Day 61 - Quiet day at the ranch North America » United States » Alaska » North Pole
July 1st 2013 Day 62 - Denali National Park North America » United States » Alaska » Denali National Park
July 2nd 2013 Day 63 - Denali via ATVs North America » United States » Alaska » Denali National Park
July 3rd 2013 Day 64 - Denali - hike day North America » United States » Alaska » Denali National Park
July 4th 2013 Day 65 - Denali - boo, last day North America » United States » Alaska » Denali National Park
July 5th 2013 Day 66 - Trapper Creek North America » United States » Alaska » Trapper Creek
July 6th 2013 Day 67 - Trapper Creek - day 2 North America » United States » Alaska » Trapper Creek
July 7th 2013 Day 68 - Anchorage North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage
July 8th 2013 Day 69 - Kenai North America » United States » Alaska » Kenai
July 9th 2013 Day 70 - Float plane, salmon, bears & glacier North America » United States » Alaska » Kenai
July 10th 2013 Day 71 - Lazy but busy day North America » United States » Alaska » Kenai
July 11th 2013 Day 72 - Great weather day North America » United States » Alaska » Kenai
July 12th 2013 Day 73 - Laundry, walks, halibut and bike ride North America » United States » Alaska » Kenai
July 13th 2013 Day 74 - Seward North America » United States » Alaska » Seward
July 14th 2013 Day 75 - Kenai Fjords National Park North America » United States » Alaska » Kenai Fjords National Park
July 15th 2013 Day 76 - Day at the museums North America » United States » Alaska » Seward
July 16th 2013 Day 77 - Exit glacier North America » United States » Alaska » Seward
July 17th 2013 Day 78 - Homer, Alaska North America » United States » Alaska » Homer
July 18th 2013 Day 79 - Day on Homer Spit North America » United States » Alaska » Homer
July 19th 2013 Day 80 - Falling in love with Homer North America » United States » Alaska » Homer
July 20th 2013 Day 81 - Farmer's market and street fair North America » United States » Alaska » Homer
July 21st 2013 Day 82 - Laying low today North America » United States » Alaska » Homer
July 22nd 2013 Day 83 - Halibut and massages North America » United States » Alaska » Homer
July 23rd 2013 Day 84 - Boys fished North America » United States » Alaska » Homer
July 24th 2013 Day 85 - Sad goodbyes to Homer North America » United States » Alaska » Homer
July 25th 2013 Day 86 - Kenai to Anchorage North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage
July 26th 2013 Day 87 - Infusion day North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage
July 27th 2013 Day 88 - Yummy Pizza and groceries.. North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage
July 28th 2013 Day 89 - Beluga Point and Mount Alyeska North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage
July 29th 2013 Day 90 - Goodbye Alaska North America » United States » Alaska » Anchorage
July 30th 2013 Day 91 - Bye Anchorage, Hello Gakona North America » United States » Alaska
July 31st 2013 Day 92 - Beaver Creek, Yukon (bye Alaska) North America » Canada » Yukon » Beaver Creek City
August 1st 2013 Day 93 - Otter Falls Cutofff North America » Canada » Yukon » Haines Junction
August 2nd 2013 Day 94 - Flat tire, we are getting good at changing these North America » Canada » Yukon
August 3rd 2013 Day 95 - Jade City where the jade isn't too cheap North America » Canada » British Columbia
August 4th 2013 Day 96 - Middle of Nowhere North America » Canada » British Columbia
August 5th 2013 Day 97 - Stewart North America » Canada » British Columbia
August 6th 2013 Day 98 - Stewart, BC - Fish Creek and Salmon Glacier North America » Canada » British Columbia
August 7th 2013 Day 99 - Relaxing day at Stewart North America » Canada » British Columbia
August 8th 2013 Day 100 - Rain, rain and more rain North America » Canada » British Columbia » Telkwa
August 9th 2013 Day 101 - Sunny day and great roads to Prince George North America » Canada » British Columbia » Prince George
August 10th 2013 Day 102 - Nice day in Prince George North America » Canada » British Columbia » Prince George
August 11th 2013 Day 103 - Jasper National Park North America » Canada » Alberta » Jasper
August 12th 2013 Day 104 - Jasper, Medicine and Maligne Lakes North America » Canada » Alberta » Jasper National Park
August 13th 2013 Day 105 - The hot springs North America » Canada » Alberta » Jasper National Park
August 14th 2013 Day 106 - Lake Louise North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise
August 15th 2013 Day 107 - Mountains and Lakes North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise
August 16th 2013 Day 108 - Banff day trip North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff
August 17th 2013 Day 109 - Canmore here we come North America » Canada » Alberta » Canmore
August 18th 2013 Day 110 - Horses, Gondola and Hot Springs North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff
August 19th 2013 Day 111 - Last day in Canmore, Eh! North America » Canada » Alberta » Canmore
August 20th 2013 Day 112 - Cranbrook - last day in Canada North America » Canada » British Columbia » Cranbrook
August 21st 2013 Day 113 - Finally back in the US North America » United States » Montana » West Glacier
August 22nd 2013 Day 114 - West Glacier National Park - time to explore North America » United States » Montana » West Glacier
August 23rd 2013 Day 115 - Total chill day North America » United States » Montana » West Glacier
August 24th 2013 Day 116 - Dam, Canoes and Hotel North America » United States » Montana » West Glacier
August 25th 2013 Day 117 - Some hiking & a picnic lunch (Happy Birthday Ron) North America » United States » Montana » West Glacier
August 26th 2013 Day 118 - Great falls here we come North America » United States » Montana » Great Falls
August 27th 2013 Day 119 - Lazy infusion day North America » United States » Montana » Great Falls
August 28th 2013 Day 120 - Grocery shopping - fun times North America » United States » Montana » Great Falls
August 29th 2013 Day 121 - Chores & bike riding North America » United States » Montana » Great Falls
August 30th 2013 Day 122 - Shopping & matinee movie North America » United States » Montana » Great Falls
August 31st 2013 Day 123 - Travel to Billings North America » United States » Montana » Billings
September 1st 2013 Day 124 - Little Big Horn then to Cody, WY North America » United States » Wyoming » Cody
September 2nd 2013 Day 125 - Buffalo Bill Cody and a great western music show North America » United States » Wyoming » Cody
September 3rd 2013 Day 126 - Yellowstone, we have arrived North America » United States » Wyoming » Yellowstone National Park
September 4th 2013 Day 127 - Yellowstone exploring North America » United States » Wyoming » Yellowstone National Park
September 5th 2013 Day 128 - Yellowstone North America » United States » Wyoming » Yellowstone National Park
September 6th 2013 Day 129 - Yellowstone adventure continues North America » United States » Wyoming » Yellowstone National Park
September 7th 2013 Day 130 - Yellowstone exploration North America » United States » Wyoming » Yellowstone National Park
September 8th 2013 Day 131 - Yellowstone - exploring the upper half North America » United States » Wyoming » Yellowstone National Park
September 9th 2013 Day 132 - Grand Teton National Park North America » United States » Wyoming » Grand Teton National Park
September 10th 2013 Day 133 - We are finally in my home state of Colorado North America » United States » Colorado » Craig
September 11th 2013 Day 134 - Glenwood Springs and rainbows North America » United States » Colorado » Glenwood Springs
September 12th 2013 Day 135 - Back home to Colorado Springs North America » United States » Colorado » Colorado Springs
September 13th 2013 Day 136 - Another great day in CS North America » United States » Colorado » Colorado Springs
September 14th 2013 Day 137 - Back in Texas again North America » United States » Texas » Amarillo
September 15th 2013 Day 138 - Almost home North America » United States » Texas » San Angelo
September 16th 2013 Day 139 - Home sweet home! North America » United States » Texas » San Antonio
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