Shadow Mountain Ranch
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... is much to behold
Glaciers and rivers and lakes unfold
The ALKAN Highway begins at Dawson Creek
We stay on the highway for over two weeks
We enter Alaska not knowing what to expect
We find mosquitoes sucking blood from our necks
We travel the 49th state and make a big loop
Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks and Tok
We stay weeks at a time and I blog as we go
Riverboats, rapids, tours and canoes
I write ...
... rock. he turns out the lights leaving only a small stubby candle to illuminate our world - "imagine working like this for 12 hours a day" he says. "but imagine the dust, the heat, the smell of black powder and of sweat. that is what this mine was like for all of its 90 year working life."
we reluctantly left Julian, and headed for the huge metropolis that is San Diego. but not before we checked out the realty office….
... go straight over to see One Ocean at the Shamu Stadium and watch Shamu the killer whale and friends put on a spectacular performance. We sat rather high up on the side so decided to come back later and try and get closer to the action. Unbelievable what they can be trained to do. We then decided it was time to go on Shipwreck Rapids. There was a bit of a queue which went quickly and we were allowed to go in a boat just the 6 of us which was ...
... come on down to investigate. I was afraid he would get run over, so Scott went to the other side of the road to meet him. Then the others came, so he went to the top of the road to ask for water. A man named Chi'taan gave us bottled water. Every home looked like it has a well with some kind of pump system. This man was a bear of man, but so gentle and considerate. He went back to the house and brought us 4 bottles of water.
... this trip for quite some time and it's really weird to see it actually beginning to materialize. It could go terribly awry, but it could also turn into the most epic trip I've ever taken, which would be an incredibly tough, but very possible, outcome. I think my mindset is the best it's ever been in for a trip of this nature. I am eerily looking forward to the uncertainty and the detachment. I won't have a phone or ...