Part 1: Seward to the Canadian Border
Part 2: Stuck in Haines Junction, Yukon Territory
Part 3: Haines Junction, Yukon, to Prince George, BC
Part 4: Prince George to Oregon
Park 5: Southern California to Rimrock, Arizona!
I do, however, know how to make videos work. So here's a little bonus for you of Harvey's reaction to his first wood bison. Even doped up on sedatives he couldn't resist the allure of large, hairy mammals.
So, there you go. It was a long trip, but still exciting at times. And Sonja even helped drive...for at least 47 of the 4200 miles. A rather traumatic incident involving a flock of ptarmigan on the road put an end to her driving, though. At least until we got to California, where she actually stayed awake for almost an hour while driving. There's just something about road trips that makes Sonja very sleepy. But only when she's the one doing the driving. A little suspicious, if you ask me. But I really didn't mind doing most of the driving.
I also wanted to add that we tried a bit of highway birding along the way. I've done my fair share of that before, and it usually yields some pretty interesting results. However, considering that 3/4 of our trip involved driving through cold and snowy mountains, it's safe to say that our list wasn't all that impressive. At least not until we got to central California, where we both ended up getting some lifers (Yellow-billed Magpies and Anna's Hummingbirds for me, and I think Sonja ended up with 12 lifers). However, we chose not to count the aforementioned ptarmigan. In Sonja's defense, it is quite difficult to see a white bird sitting on a snowy road at 7 in the morning in January, let alone slow down in time.