The journey thru the high North of Yukon Province. Cruise ship tourists infested Skagway, sleepy Haines, Yukon’s lost capital Whitehorse, the faded glory of Dawson City and back to Uncle Don’s Own Country: to Alaska.
Banff National Park – the most beautiful landscapes in the Rocky Mountains. Then on to the North of Canada. The long journey on the Alaska Highway to the tiny village of Watson Lake.
Spring, or early summer is slowly arriving. In the valleys trees get foliage; on the hills snow remains in many places. Temperatures around 25°C on a sunny day, 4° if it rains/snows. Our trip thru Montana to the Glacier National Park which is still closed to a large extent. Then on to Canada.
High, snow covered mountains dotted with old mining towns. The most visited national park in the US and the journey thru the Great Plains – a vast grassland – with unlimited horizons and some views.
Finally we’re out of the US. Drive down Mexico’s Baja California. A long stretch thru the desert, some interesting towns, many desperate villages and some beaches. The latter – maybe we’ve expected a bit more.
The east of Utah’s desert with its famous parks – Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches. The west of Colorado with the Rocky Mountains. A change from early summer to late winter within an hour or 2. A mix of heat’n’dust and cold’n’snow.
It’s not the Sahara, nor the Gobi. But somehow after a few days we even get a kind of a desert feeling in the US: a dusty car, hot sun, cold nights, grinding of the teeth, hikes in the sand, … A visit to some of America’s most famous national parks.
Well, all over the world most people have some breakfast. Some just drink a coffee. Others need a croissant they can soak in the coffee until it’s enough soft to eat without dentures.
Hibernation ends. We’re back to Las Vegas. A journey thru America’s desert begins: Crossing northern Arizona to Grand Canyon and on to Page to visit the famous slot canyons.
Hola a todos. Visiblemente hemos apprendido un nuevo idioma durante nuestra hibernacion – al meo un poco. Nevertheless, don’t be afraid we’re not yet ready to edit our posts in south-east Chilean Spanish. For the time being we’ll continue in our kind of English.