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The Big Horn Highway was another scenic route. During the trip it started raining and later we were dusted with snow. Canada is renowned for natural recourses and this drive showed evidence of many. The timber trucks were constant and entered the highway throwing mud everywhere. We drove past a coal mine with the railroad running coal cars directly through their plant. I also ...
... to find a RV park with wi-fi so I could post the last two days. We traveled 245 miles today and ended our day about 75 miles short of our target. Today was a precursor to parts of the Alaska Highway that will begin tomorrow----long roads, lots of trees and fairly mundane. The number of photos tells the story----284 yesterday and 12 today. The highlight of today was the wildlife we saw along the road. We had a coyote and ...
... We are coming to spend money in your country. The more serious they are, the more annoyingly happy I am towards them.
Second Airport - I am stopped and bags are searched because they saw the insulin needles in my bag. Ugh.
After clearing customs, our first though was food. Lo and behold there is a Tim Hortons. We each grab a Diet Pepsi from the cooler to take on the plane and head to the counter. Trish is ahead of ...
Started off early and was thankful there wasn't a lot of snow on the highway. Saw a fair amount of road kill leading up to the ferry crossing at Providence. Was dusk out but managed to make out the sillouettes of several bison hunkered down in the snow along side the highway. Man oh man, was happy they were resting and not wandering...would have been tough to see em.
Hit the ferry but it was across the river so had a small wait. ...
... on to make history. We will attempt to climb through the lower Himalaya's up the Khumbu Valley to Everest Base Camp and then to the summit of Kala Pataar. Although Kala Pataar is a small peak by Himalayan standars, its summit sits at an impressive 5643m (18,514ft), higher than the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies!
Our journey begins with a short flight to Edmonton, Alberta tomorrow where we will then spend the night. Sunday ...
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