It’s four months since we brought you an update on Sam and Alf’s progress cycling from Alaska to Argentina.
Last week, we caught up with them in Coronado, San Diego to see how they’re getting on.
So far they have cycled around 4,807 miles and, since our last article, have travelled from British Columbia though Alberta, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, to San Diego. Wow! It takes your breath away just thinking about it.
Today’s featured photograph shows Sam and Alf with souvenir license plates from each state they have passed through.
Here are some of the highlights from the journey
The journey has taken them on famous roads that most people will have heard of.
At its fullest extent the Pan-American Highway is a network of roads stretching from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina, a distance of around 48,000 kilometres (30,000 miles).
Moving from north to south, the route starts at Deadhorse, Alaska near the Prudhoe Bay oilfields and for the first 662 kilometres (414 miles) follows the Dalton Highway to Fairbanks.
From Fairbanks there is a 155 kilometre (96 mile) link to Delta Junction at the northern end of the Alaska Highway, the next part of the route.
The Continental Divide
When traveling through Colorado you cannot avoid hearing about the beauty of the Continental Divide. Continental Divide points of interests are great spots to stop and take pictures while soaking in the scenery on a Rocky Mountain road trip.
The most famous Continental Divide of the Americas is also called the Great Divide. It separates the watersheds of the Pacific Ocean from those of the Atlantic Ocean.
It runs from Alaska, through western Canada along the crest of the Rocky Mountains to New Mexico. From there, it follows the crest of Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidental and extends to the tip of South America.
Fremont Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.450m (11,318ft) above the sea level, located in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, in USA. This pass, located between Leadville and Copper Mountains, is another well-traveled Continental Divide pass via State Highway 91.
Affectionately known as “The Mother Road”, Route 66 spans three time zones, starting from Chicago, Illinois and travelling all the way down to the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California. A journey across Route 66 takes you back to the time when many families drove across the country in the 1930s to put food on the table and chase their dreams. Since then, the Route has become the essence of the American spirit. A road that runs through the heart of the country, Route 66 tells the quintessential American story of freedom, mobility, and exploration. It’s a road trip that celebrates the legacy and resilience of the American people.
Here are a selection of photographs of the journey – truly spectacular
Joshua trees are spiny, tree-like plants that are native to the Mojave Desert. Although they look somewhat like palm trees, they are actually Yuccas, members of the asparagus family and close relatives of Agave, the plant used to make tequila. Their strange and twisted limbs are the iconic image of the Western American landscape, celebrated in the folklore and popular culture of the region.
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We’ll pick up with Sam and Alf again in a few weeks time.
Sources: Bookmundi/Brilliant Maps/The Adventure Company/The Joshua Tree Genome Project