Sunday 18th December. By Paul.
Reflecting on our six months of travel there were “moments” that stood out as being particularly awesome, such as throwing our packs across a raging torrent, then crossing it ourselves, looking at the icefields of Kluane from the air, or seeing a wolverine getting chased by seagulls on the beach. Also, watching humpback whales breaching from the comfort of our campsite, walking along the Skyline trail, and exploring the natural amphitheatres of Coyote Gulch. Not to mention camping above the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon and marching up John Gardiner pass in blizzard conditions.
If forced to list our favourites:
Five Star Hike: Coyote Gulch/Stevens Canyon, Utah.
Five Star Kayak: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.
Five Star Campsite: Riggs, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.
Five Star Fauna: Wolverine.
When we are passing through civilization we also appreciate the finer aspects of life. Our best:
Breakfast: 4 Elementos, Puerto Natales, Chile.
Morning tea: Baked Cafe, Whitehorse, Yukon.
Ribs: Oscars, Springdale, Utah.
Burgers: Circle D, Escalante, Utah.
Dinner: Afrigonia, Puerto Natales, Chile.
Dessert: Arthur’s red velvet cake, Whitehorse, Yukon.
Coffee: Milano Coffee Roasters, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Milkshake: Frosty Freeze, Haines Junction, Yukon.
Wine Bar: The Wine Loft, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Beer: (tied) Yukon Brewery, Chocolate Brown Ale Growler (Yukon); Oak creek Brewery, Nut Brown (Arizona)
And finally two of our favourite photos from the travels…