Howdy all, I'm short on time, but got free internet at a visitor station in Grand Prairie, AB. Camped in Grand Cache last night.
Banff & Jasper N.P.: quite possibly the most visually spectacular places in N.A., and I've been all over the lower 48. We'll see how I feel after AK.
I could spend months in those parks (winter and summer) hiking and exploring. I finally had to stop stopping and just make a decision to ride.
Camped at the base of the Athabasca Glacier (google it) and hiked up it the next morn, to the point that it becomes an icefall and attaches to the Columbia icefield. The camp picture is pretty how I usually roll, camping wise. I don't set up at tent unless absolutely necessary. I also like to camp free, where possible
Whitehorse, BC is my next big stop and where I shall hopefully swap tires, and stow one as well, if they'll let me. Also, yesterday I met a couple of guys who did the Dempster, last year. Veronica attracts alot of cool folks into conversation.
I'll repsond to individual stuff more later - gotta run, err, ride!