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Alaska Trip Trip Winds Down

by on Jul.26, 2010, under Flying

July 7 and 8, 2010

Our last sight seeing stop is Golden in British Columbia. We Fly from Whitehorse in the Yukon with a stop in Smithers for lunch and fuel then on to our destination. Leaving Whitehorse, we are soon in “uncontrolled airspace” basically out of radar contact, and it is desolate but beautiful country below. We make radio contact with Vancouver Center and land in Smithers, a beautiful Alpine town. We cross the central valley of B.C. and then reach the Canadian Rockies. Golden is in a canyon, and as we clear the last ridge, we see the airport eighty five hundred feet below in the valley. The next day we rent a car and travel up the Trans-Canadian Highway to the Lake Louise area. We see Emerald Lake, Kakakkaw Falls, which are the highest in Canada, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and a lot of beautiful Mountain scenery.

We have a great dinner in Golden at the Kicking Horse Grill and then start preparing for our return trip that starts tomorrow.

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