During the summer of 1985 I flew to Anchorage, Alaska and rode my bicycle from there to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I passed through the Yukon Territories, then through British Columbia via the Cassiar Highway. I continued down the coast through Washington, Oregon, and northern California before cutting through Yosemite to Nevada, Utah, Arizona and finally New Mexico. I started out in the snow and finished in the heat of the desert, quite a contrast! It was a long way to go in one summer (2 months) so I didn’t really have a lot of time to stop and smell the roses. I was amazed by the wilderness in Alaska and the Yukon Territories. I went a few days without seeing even a dwelling let alone a store. I had to take extra precautions with the bears; there were lots of them. I actually saw more bears than rattlesnakes! Riding through the Southwest in the heat of the summer should only be done by those who can tolerate mind-numbing heat.
Alaska to Albuquerque, New Mexico- 1985
What are we doing now?
Nancy is an artist and metalsmith making wearable art from recycled metal and antique components.
John is busy either hiking or planning his next long-distance hike.
Davy is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Boise State University.
Daryl is studying Computer Science and Software Engineering at University of Texas Dallas.