crankwalk
crankwalk Dork
3/8/15 8:02 p.m.

Long story short, i got a good job in Alaska so my wife and I are moving to Anchorage. So I drove up first from Atlanta and shes coming in a couple months. 4800 miles in a week. The route I went Atlanta to Nashville to Paducah, Peoria, Cedar Rapids, Minneapolis to visit friends, crossed the border in to Canada at portal nd.

Then over through Medicine Hat, Calgary, detour to Banff/ lake Louise, then on to Edmonton, Dawson creek, Watson lake, Whitehorse, in to the border and on to Tok, AK down through Glennallen and to Anchorage.

It's an early spring in this part of the world. Regularly the day got to 40 and above in Canada. Hardly any snow here in Anchorage. The coldest weather was North Dakota at around -5 degrees. The worst weather was a snowstorm in northwestern Illinois.

I only stayed in a hotel in banff and Watson lake. Camped the rest.

Pics from along the way:

Mississippi River

Up north they put gravy on everything like we fry stuff. Ha!

Outside Minot ND

Canada!

More coming

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/8/15 8:07 p.m.

Sweet. Thanks for sharing.

crankwalk
crankwalk Dork
3/8/15 8:12 p.m.

Saskatchewan

Banff/ lake Louise Alberta

crankwalk
crankwalk Dork
3/8/15 8:22 p.m.

Miss my old IH

Aaaaannnnd it's 4wd time

Doing work

Moose!

12 napping buffalo

petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
3/8/15 8:28 p.m.

That looks beautiful! It looks way too berkeleying cold also...but beautiful none the less.

crankwalk
crankwalk Dork
3/8/15 8:30 p.m.

Yukon Territory:

Watson lake

Teslin YT

Alaska! Merica!

DrBoost
DrBoost UltimaDork
3/8/15 8:57 p.m.

Wow man. Very cool!

Lesley
Lesley PowerDork
3/8/15 9:32 p.m.

Envious. I've been through that part of the world three times now, it haunts you. Love Alaska, and the Territories. Have fun!

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
3/8/15 9:32 p.m.

Great pictures

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
3/8/15 9:50 p.m.

Damn, I would a bought you.beer in Minneapolis.

crankwalk
crankwalk Dork
3/8/15 11:09 p.m.
mndsm wrote: Damn, I would a bought you.beer in Minneapolis.

Well E36 M3, I'll drive back for free beer.

It's beautiful here and really really big. Like scary big someplaces . In the Yukon it was 180 miles between gas stations and not seeing anyone for hours. Complete silence and with some of those views it was overwhelming a little. So far I'm liking this part of the world.

crankwalk
crankwalk Dork
3/8/15 11:18 p.m.
Gearheadotaku wrote: Great pictures

Thanks! They were all on my iPhone 4S. I wish I had a really good camera but these places really make anything look good.

Now I need my Datsun up here an ice race the berkeley out of it.

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
3/8/15 11:20 p.m.
crankwalk wrote:
mndsm wrote: Damn, I would a bought you.beer in Minneapolis.

Well E36 M3, I'll drive back for free beer.

It's beautiful here and really really big. Like scary big someplaces . In the Yukon it was 180 miles between gas stations and not seeing anyone for hours. Complete silence and with some of those views it was overwhelming a little. So far I'm liking this part of the world.

Even better now, I don't even have to pay for.it. beer factory ftw/

Lesley
Lesley PowerDork
3/9/15 9:59 a.m.

There are only 38,000 people in the entire Yukon Territories! I did my Ice Bucket Challenge in Dawson City, at 7 a.m. while standing in the Yukon River. Bloody brisk, but Ralph Gilles dared me, so what could I do?

octavious
octavious HalfDork
3/9/15 11:10 a.m.

Awesome. Thanks.

stanger_missle
stanger_missle Dork
3/9/15 11:18 a.m.

I recently moved from Florida to Idaho. I drove my Wrangler towing a small teardrop camper. It was "only" 2600 miles. I felt like I was being punished driving that distance in the Jeep. I was so happy to be off the road haha. How'd your Wrangler do? By your pictures, I'm guessing you have a 2013-2014. They changed the seats from 2012 to 2013. My 2012 seats are terrible. My hat is off to you! Driving 4800 miles straight in a Wrangler is no small feat!

Fobroader
Fobroader Reader
3/9/15 11:24 a.m.

Great pics man!! Looks like a great adventure.

crankwalk
crankwalk Dork
3/9/15 11:58 a.m.
stanger_missle wrote: I recently moved from Florida to Idaho. I drove my Wrangler towing a small teardrop camper. It was "only" 2600 miles. I felt like I was being punished driving that distance in the Jeep. I was so happy to be off the road haha. How'd your Wrangler do? By your pictures, I'm guessing you have a 2013-2014. They changed the seats from 2012 to 2013. My 2012 seats are terrible. My hat is off to you! Driving 4800 miles straight in a Wrangler is no small feat!

I have a 14 with a 6 speed. It didn't miss a beat and I was comfortable the whole way! Interesting you went to Idaho from Florida. We looked at coeur d'alene and Idaho falls but anchorage just had the job for me.

We wanted BIG mountains and lakes and outdoors all the time sort of area but not too terribly built up. So Idaho and Alaska were top two.

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