"I think the world needs to look at more maps of the world". Paul stated this simply at lunch yesterday, I was looking at a big, old hardcover world atlas.
I could make this a post in itself, a lengthy one at that, but rather Ill just post a few of my current maps, of the trip coming today.I'm going to get dropped off fairly early, well before noon, along the highway.
My sign will read Adventure Traveler BC and hopefully that will serve as my boarding pass for another unforgettable trip and wild stories, for you to follow!
Smithers is the top red dot where the Blue and Red lines meet in BC. We would then get to see Denali National Park in AK, which is just above the 'cho' in Anchorage on the map.
The Red line is what I have hitched(last summer, '09)
The Blue line is what I could hitch, should I A)get into the US, and B)time permitting.
I could potentially hit new cities such as St Paul, it's twin Minneapolis, Bismarck, Helena(Ive always wanted to go to Montana) and maybe even Seattle, and shoot up the coast. Or pop up in Alberta and see the Rockies before the Okanagan Valley, then head north. Still undecided.
It would be easier on the Canadian side(for a number of hitch-related reasons).
Hitching to Smithers and Quesnel would also require me to hitch THIS infamous highway. I dont want to get into it, rather let you see the website. The aptly named Highway of Tears. Id like to hitch it, particularly to cross it off on the 'hitched' list, but also due to the serious history of the pass.
Blue markers indicate Highway of Tears, Red is hitching route. Time permitting, head south to Okanagan Valley, friends, and possible quick work.
The hitch I would do in Alaska, where I would camp in Denali National Park. See my campsite? Its right there, see? That's my campsite. Denali is full of mountains, bears and everything else in an Ansel Adams photograph.Additional generic comedic metaphor.