One Man's Alaska

Back to Alaska?

October 15, 2015

I’m currently writing a new book, and I have been thinking, why write the book in Colorado when I could spend the time in Alaska? I haven’t decided if I’ll go back to Alaska yet, but I just wrote the people who own the place up there where I’d like to stay to see if it’s available for the winter.

I think it will take three days to drive to Washington, where I’d stop to get some winter/snow tires. Then 4-5 days to get through Canada, and another day or two after that.

Weather permitting, I could probably make it through Canada a little faster, but I like to make a detour to Stewart, BC. I found that town in 2007 when I was running out of gas and coasting down a mountain, hoping there would be something at the bottom of the road to more or less save my life. It turns out that they filmed part of the movie “Insomnia” there (Robin Williams, Al Pacino, Hilary Swank), which is pretty cool.

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