My son, Jake Alleyne, and his best friend, Liam Harrap, are today completing their 5,500 kilometre hike along the Continental Divide from Jasper, Alberta to Mexico. A couple of days ago they "swan songed" the epic journey by climbing their 100th mountain peak then descending for their final push through the Gila National Forest to Mexico.
My wife, Janet, and I followed this eight month adventure through GPS pings and a phone call from time to time. We were also fortunate enough to meet them a couple of times along this epic trail, including at Yellowstone National Park.
This morning their story was front page in the Vancouver Sun, "Former UBC Students Nearly Finished Eight Month Hike from Jasper to Mexico". We are so proud of them, and so excited to see them soon.Mike Alleyne604-785-7066Homelife Benchmark Realty, Surrey
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