Well, it's actually not the adventure it once was. At least not on the "Alcan" itself. The road is now completely paved, just broken up here and there by construction. Repairs from harsh winters no doubt. Other main roads, however, are in really adventurous condition. Must say, I was quite impressed with BC. The Yukon almost as much. The Klondike highway from Dawson City, Yukon to Skagway, Alaska was also in good condition. In a place that didn't seem very wild (comparitively speaking) or out of the way we saw a Lynx at the side or the road. Never did I expect to see a Lynx outside of a zoo.
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BIll, a Lynx! I've hoped to see a bobcat (or any larger wilcat) in the woods all my life. Never seen one (yet).
I agree with Kevin that when half the world is doing RTW and "adventure" trips... the adventure does tend to sort of become dminished. It's like back when I used to do what I always called adrenaline sports. Then all of a sudden, it got "popular". The woods and mountains were suddenly filled with people! This was quite some time ago by now; it has only gotten worse.
I said f this, came to town, and never left. If I have to be surrounded by peole, it sure as hell won't be in the mountains.
The whole Alaska thing never really struck me as something I'd want to do... Tho somebody I know once got on a smallish boat (with a few other paying customers) and sailed its inaugural Spring run from Seattle (or coastal Washington state) up to Alaska. They saw all manner of wildlife and that captain tucked that boat into some unlikely places. Now THAT, I'd do in a heartbeat.
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