Well, I've been searching for photography workshops that I'd like to take in the coming year, but unfortunately none of the ones I really want to do coincide with when I'm free. So I thought that since I'm in B.C. that I might take a trip up North while I'm here (however short that might be). I have about three weeks at the end of August/beginning of September and was planning on driving by myself in my car (not a four-wheel drive by any means, or a standard, but newish and in good condition) from Kamloops up to Prince George and then doing a loop that would cover route 97 up to Watson Lake and then possibly on to Dawson City (and maybe even into Alaska) and then back down possibly to Skagway back over to Watson Lake and then down Hwy 37 back to Prince George and eventually back home (or the opposite loop). I'm looking at this as a photography-based road trip. I certainly don't mind doing long road trips, and I'm a pretty good driver on rough roads having grown up in (slightly) northern, rural Manitoba. That being said, I have a few questions about the entire endeavour. First of all, is the overall route too long? I don't mind spending long hours behind the wheel, but I do expect to stop somewhat frequently to get out and photograph what catches my fancy. However, I'm more than open to recommendations about the overall loop, where to stop for a while, and where to just pass on through. As well, how necessary will it be to book ahead in terms of accommodation? I usually stop where I feel like stopping, but I am aware that this is high season for the region. What can I realistically expect to see at this time of year in terms of both flora and fauna? (and in what areas) Can I really do a trip a like this in a normal car across the North? I don't plan on doing anything off-road and my impression is that the roads are in fairly good condition (although probably always being repaired as they are back in Manitoba after each hard winter). But I'd like a reality check from those in the know. At the moment this trip is just in the preliminary stages of planning to see if it's a go/no-go. If it doesn't look feasible there are many other parts of Canada and/or the Pacific Northwest that I'd like to visit, but this is my first choice.