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Black Ice, Snow, Big wheels - Montana Into Canada - LA To AK Vacation Trip

May 6-7
We are driving all night through Montana and into Canada. 

We are hoping to be on time and not miss our ferry.   

The drive is harrowing! We are dealing with black ice on the road and snow. It's dangerous. Dh already got out twice to check the road and tires to see if it's ok to go on. 

We just saw a couple in a ditch, we asked if they were alright about 3 times and they said yes. It seems one was pushing the car out while the other drive etc... We still crawled away, just in case they got into more trouble and needed help. Dh was the one asking and I was half asleep. Hopefully they didn't say no out of fear. 

They got back on the road and all was well, so we finally tried to go on but couldn't proceed more than a few feet. The ice on the road was so bad that our tires were just spinning. 

We dropped into four wheel drive and that did the trick to get us going again. Did I mention how much I like this truck? :) 

 The beauty is often breathtaking to be surrounded by the vastness of it.
 On our way down there and around the bend :)
 You Canadians might know where that is
 Ahh the scenery!
 Haven't seen those sheep up close and personal before.
 These were right outside our window. We saw quite a few of them!
 It's a beautiful view.

*Notes from my LA  to AK Vacation*
*LA - AK (From 31ft - 14,000+ft above sea level)

*Collegiate Peaks - LA - AK - Aloha Friday

*US Olympic Ctr - US Air Force Academy + Chapel - LA To AK Vacation

*Garden Of The Gods - Driving From Louisiana To Alaska

*Road Trip - Somewhere in Canada on our way back home (LA - AK)

*Me, The B.A.T. And The Road

 May 2010

About the author: Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present, from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who loves to travel and read and decipher people.
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  1. It sure is beautiful out there!!!! I hope your entire trip is wonderful.

  2. I don't blame you. We have drool about having a truck like that for years. It is so useful.

  3. Those bears are actually cute, but only far away...I wouldn't dare come close.

  4. Hey, Thanks for posting. My fiance and I are taking that same drive from Louisiana to Alaska through Montana in August. Please, give me any more helpful advice you can. How long did the entire drive up take?

  5. Well, I'm way behind on your vacation posts (first Hawaii and now this). You go to cool places. :)

  6. I had some friends that took a vacation to Alaska a couple of years ago, they had a really great time while there.

    1. Thank you.
      It was an experience you don't forget!

  7. What great pics!!! Thanks for sharing. So when are you going on another trip???

    1. Thanks Marie.
      Not sure yet, but I hope it will be fun

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