The past few months have been full of excitement and have brought much joy to my life. I will begin with writing about Alaska as I have not been able to make a post about this amazing experience. Specifically I would like to talk about getting there. We set out from Salt Lake City, Utah. Our first stop was Grand Teton National Park. This spectacular vista never seems to get old. It was an amazingly clear day. To top it off the high peaks still had a considerable amount of snow. This contrast between the dark rock and the pure white of the snow pack only added to the amazing vista. I was happy to be able to show my friends Jesus and Xavi the beauty of the mountains. However this was just the first stop on this epic road trip.
As we continued on we reached Yellowstone National Park. There we viewed bison grazing on the large plains and of course stopped to see Old Faithful. It was in here at Old Faithful where we first heard about the flood in Calgary. Because the section between Calgary and Banff of Trans Canada 1 was closed we had to reevaluate our route. The logical option for the most scenic drive was clear. We decided to reroute over night to Seattle, Washington. Instead of driving the Famed Alcan highway we instead decided to drive the Sea to Sky Highway then take the Cassiar Highway to the Yukon. Despite the miserable night to reach Seattle The trip was well worth it. Not many get a chance to take this route. by this point we believed that we had already passed the biggest obstacle in our trip after having to change the route. This was far from the truth. In the next entry I will write about the largest obstacle we faced on the drive north.