Alaska

Alaska Slideshow: Alaska to Alberta Not Covered in Glory I was lucky there were no witnesses when I tried to push an overloaded Succotash out the door. I forgot to shift her into low gear before I started up the driveway and I had to walk her up to the road. Three...

The Yukon

The Yukon Metaphysics I’m a radical secular materialist, I don’t believe there is any higher power meddling, for good or ill, in my life. There are, however, two aspects of my life where I don’t poke at the metaphysics too much. First: Every lesson I’ve learned as a...

British Columbia

British Columbia Another three days and I reached the turn onto the Cassier Highway. This road runs south behind the coastal mountains for 750 miles to the Yellowhead; the east-west road connecting the Rockies to the coast of British Columbia. I stopped at Sally’s...

Alberta

Alberta The Great Divide Trail: Mile 0   Slideshow: Alberta to Montana   By the time I had done my shopping, packed up, and found my way to the back parking lot of the massive Victorian Banff Hotel where the north end of the Great Divide Trail begins, it was...

Montana

Montana My Orange I was twenty-one hundred miles out of Juneau when I arrived at the Montana border. If you haven’t been through a land border in recent years, you’re in for a surprise. There are huge hi-tech almost other worldly sensors linked by thick ropes of...

Idaho

Idaho Slideshow: Idaho and Wyoming Barely a Taste The Great Divide slices off only a sliver of Idaho—less than 80 miles. Mountain bikes are not permitted off road in National Parks, so the Trail couldn’t go through either Yellowstone or Grand Teton. Fortunately,...