Monday, June 14, 2010

Watson Lake, The Yukon, June 10, 2010
We're celebrating one fabulous month on the road.
Traveled 3313 miles
Stayed: 3 nights in commercial parks
8 nights in Provincial Parks
Dry Camp 20 nights
Rainy days: 26 out of 31
Snow ball fights 6 days

Some sticker shock: $6.02 for gas at one stop...UGH!!! Needless to say we did not fill up.
Numerous mtn inclines of 6-7-9%...7% incline for 7 miles and thereafter we didn't count
We've seen bison with their new borns, black bears, bear cubs, stone sheep, mtn goats, antelope, moose, rocky mtn sheep, deer, baby fawn and one mtn lion ( ok he was stuffed at the Alaska Saloon in Dawson Creek). Always a thrill.
Soaked in 2 hot springs, traveled through 4 states and 3 Canadian Provinces.
Learned to convert kilometers to miles, liters to gallons, celsius to fahrenheit and play with Canadian money called monopoly money here due to the different color of each denomination.
Enjoyed 21 hour sunshine days and very short nights.
All together 31 days of adventure and smiles. And many more to come.

Dick at the signpost forest in Watson Lake. Yes, there are AZ signs posted. Spent the night at Lucky Lake.

Waterways everywhere, lakes, rivers, streams. Crossed over the Continental Divide with 2 of the largest drainage systems in North America. The Yukon River drains to the Bering Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The MacKenzie River drains to the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean. We drove by the Teslin Lake...86 miles long and 2 miles wide. Glorious tree lined paths and many meadows filled with flowers.
Many memories: as my dad worked in this area in the 40's when they were building the highway.

Stone sheep are prevalent. Look closely at his head. Does he look just like the Dr Seuss animals.

1 comment:

  1. Love your blog, Beth. The pictures are faantastic and the commentary is very informative--almost makes us feel like we are there with you.