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September 9th, 2005, 03:28 AM
Anybody who likes long, scenic drives... You MUST drive the Alcan at least once.
Liard Hot Springs alone makes the trip worthwhile.
Also, I have decided that in the event of civilization's collapse, I'm moving to the Canadian Rockies, because I saw so many game animals it made my head spin.
And driving on a bona fide piece of history was a kick, too.
September 9th, 2005, 04:03 AM
Anybody who likes long, scenic drives... You MUST drive the Alcan at least once.I absolutely agree! Unlike so many "vacation"/touristy things where you're basically a spectating COMMODITY, making this trip is THE REAL THING. You will be in Canada and Alaska, actually LIVING IT, not just looking at it on a IMAX or sitting in some over-hyped "thrill ride". And driving on a bona fide piece of history was a kick, too.Too bad it's now PAVED! :laugh: The dust and dirt and other primitive aspects were part of its "charm" and challenge as far as I'm concerned.
Used to be, you could take a train clear across Canada if you wanted a smoother ride. I haven't kept up with that option but it's worth considering for the sheer distances involved, diverse scenery and just plain experiencing a place you've never been before.
I don't think anyone could rightfully call the Alcan a "tourist trap" so that's another point in its favor! :p
September 9th, 2005, 04:06 AM
Actually, half the places I passed are being forced to close up, on account of the high price of gasoline in Canada... Which is silly, since Alberta is absolutely stuffed to the gills with oil.
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