Alcan – Day 0


So this is it! This morning we got up bright and early to pack up the car and take it up to Kirkland, WA (Seattle) to complete registration, have the car technically inspected (passed!), and meet the other competitors and organizers of the event. No issues with the tech inspection, and overall registration went smoothly.

It was great to see so many familiar faces from the rally community, and it reminds us of why we really do these events. We saw folks who remembered us from the JAOS Adventure Rally we competed in 6 years ago in the grand canyon! We also of course saw many friends from the Pacific Northwest Rally community, and was great to make new friends with some of the other competitors who came from as far away as Idaho, South Carolina, Ontario and California.

Here’s a picture of the car in it’s final state after all preparation, sponsor and event decals, and loaded up gear (it was getting late and we were loosing light, hence the dark picture):


Tomorrow the event officially begins, with a whopper ~500 mile leg from Kirkland to Quesnel, BC, which includes 2 TSD rally sections, and crossing customs as we enter Canada at Sumas/Abbotsford. All in all we’re feeling good, the car is sorted, we’re tired from a hectic week of preparation but excited for the adventure ahead.

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4 Comments on “Alcan – Day 0”

  1. Mom Says:

    Hi Stevan/Kristin – enjoyed reading your prep article,car looks awesome – have a good day tomorrow, good luck with the TSD, travel safe. Love & hugs

  2. The Black's Says:

    Hi!! Just wanted to wish you lots of luck with the rally. Can’t wait to see you at the end. The kids are excited to see the car and get to see you again. Mom is planning a big Alberta steak dinner for you Stevan!! Good Luck Sheri-Lynn

  3. helen brandon Says:

    Best of luck , Stevan and Kristin. Question: Kristin, do you get to take a turn behind the wheel or are you kept busy as the ‘navvie’? I look forward to keeping track of your adventures as you ‘get er done’!! ciao, Helen

  4. Jess and Kara Says:

    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to say a HUGE ‘thank you’ for stopping on the side of the road to give us a hand changing that ugly flat we got by Yale, BC. we wish you all the best with the journey…sounds like a blast! Stay safe and…..can’t thank you enough!!

    Jess, Kara and Ethan Lindsay

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