last year was Newfoundland ... which was excellent.
This year, I was able to get 4 weeks off of work and with the low cost of gasoline decided this is the year to go back out West and then up to the Yukon. I leave in one week!
I'll be driving from Toronto with the first "destination" being Waterton National Park in southwest Alberta. Still debating whether to drop down into Montana for seeing Glacier National Park and the Going to the Sun Road. The debate mainly depends on taking a chance since I have no reservations for Glacier. I may do a properly planned trip to Glacier, pardon the pun, down the road.
Part of my trip is to go to parts of British Columbia that I've never been to before. That includes heading over to Stewart, BC/Hyder Alaska to see the Bear and Salmon glaciers. May also stop in at Hyder to see the bears feeding at the Wildlife station.
From here, I will head up the Cassiar highway 37 to the Yukon. Looking forward to the scenery and wildlife on this highway. Once on the AlCan, I'll head back East since I've been here before and definitely want to spend more time staying at campgrounds along the Alaska highway.
For most of the trip, I've made no reservations since where I'm going is off the beaten track and BC has many places for boondocking.
This year, I will have a kayak and that will introduce a new element of experiencing the scenery ... all of which I will be capturing on new 4K cameras (a Sony RX10 ii and DJI OSMO steady cam). I spent the winter and spring learning the ins/outs of both of these cameras and am now confortable with knowing what settings to be using during my trip. Video examples can be found here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpE...yGyPL538rBCE_w
I've taken my RV out a couple of times this past spring and subsequently had brake work done and the typical oil change so it's all ready to go. It has had suspension work done last Fall and new tires late last Summer. All I need to do now is pack the RV.
Last time I was on the Alaska highway, in the Yukon, I ran into one scenario where I got to a half tank as I arrived at the gas station (which was no longer in business) and wasn't sure I had enough gas to turn around and go back vs take a chance and continue on to the next town
. I chose to go on and what a sigh of relief when that gas station was open. This time, I am bringing two extra fuel cans since my RV is a V10 and want that added cushion. Normally, I fill the gas tank once it reaches 1/2.
I'll post links to the photos and videos later this summer.
To my American friends ... Happy 4th of July!!