I’ve decided to start writing our route down in case there are some map lovers out there who would like to see how we are roving about. I’ll catch you up from home to Canada, then try to keep up with it as we go. So here goes:
We took I-91 South from Northampton to I-90 WEST. We followed I-90 through MA, NY (Night #1 in Weedsport, NY). Then through the corner of PA, down lake Eerie to Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. In Chicago we got on I-80 West (Night #2 in Morris, IL) and took it into Iowa (night #3 in Hawkeye Central, known to most as Iowa City). At Iowa City we turned North on I-380 to Highway 20 West into Fort Dodge. A week later we were off and took Highway 169 North out of Fort Dodge to Rt. 3 W to Rt 71 North into Milford, IA where we got on 86 north to Spirit Lake, Iowa.
After 3 nights in Spirit Lake we took Rt 86 North to I-90 West. I-90 took us thru Southern Minnesota into S. Dakota and into the Badlands. We turned S. at Cactus Flats to the Badlands national Park and stayed 3 nights at a fabulous KOA bordering the park in Interior S.D.
Then we got back on I-90 with a trip through Sturgis to gawk at the bike scene (it was August 1st, and the bike rally started the 5th---lots of action). I-90 took us thru Wyoming, and into Billings Montana for a night. Then we took 3 North to 12 West to 89 North into Great Falls (2 nights). From there we went North on I-15 into Alberta, Canada. We had to avoid Glacier because of so many fires, so went straight up into the Canadian Rockies. Over the border, we continued North on Rt 4, West on Rt 3 in Lethbridge, cross the mountains into Fernie, Elko, then north on 93/95 to Fairmont Hot Springs (2 nights).
From Fairmont Hot Springs, we went North on 93 to Radium Hot Springs were we entered the Kootenay National Park. We then drove into Banff National Park and continued on into Jasper National Park where perched at Mosquito Creek Campground for 2 nights. Then up to Jasper, Hwy 16 West to Hinton (1 night) and then Route 40 North "the scenic route to Alaska" to Dawson Creek (1 night). The ALCAN starts in Dawson Creek---it is mile 0 on the Milepost book which guides you all the way up, so OH BOY!!!!! Today we travel NW on Route 97 (the ALCAN is a number of different routes) to Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park where we will be for 2 nights.
Happy tracking! Anny