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A Life Alive – Into the Great White North (part II)

After about 1,500 miles from the North Cascades in Washington State reality sets in. After a long winter in the Pacific Northwest – what I had always considered the “North Country” – I began to realize how early in our trip we truly were. We were just getting started. After crossing into Canada and making our way through Banff and Jasper, Garrett and I had began our route up the Alcan Highway, considered to be one of the great overland journeys in North America.

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We dodged blizzards, buffalo and caribou, and made an early camp at Liard Hot Springs in Northern British Columbia. The weather had regressed to what felt like a harsh January, but a warm fire and coffee brought back our spirits, and after a quick journal entry we closed ourselves up in the tent and the lights went out.

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