The tour is very beautiful, passing through sleepy towns and untamed landscape, but driving over the mountains in November is very icy and cold, especially when you have two kids.  Flying is the better option as it only takes 40mins in a little propeller plane – just short enough before the kids go crazy.

The view is certainly humbling.  In the summer the mountains cradle aqua lakes and the winter brings out wonderful blues.  In the picture above, I was lucky enough to capture the last direct sunlight on the mountains for the year.

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