Tomorrow Alaska. . .

Trip Start May 15, 2010
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Trip End Jun 10, 2010


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Lake Creek Campground

Flag of Canada  , Yukon,
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Had a nice breakfast and got underway at a little after 7 am. We noted that the sun does not really go down and it only gets like dusk before the sun rises again. We made our way west toward Teslin on our way to Whitehorse. We went in and out of the Yukon and BC and crossed the Continental Divide several times. The bridge entering Teslin is the longest on the Alaskan Highway. We also learned that the Alaskan Highway was built in 1941 and took only 9 months. Must not have had to answer to the government.

We arrived in Whitehorse about noon after a stretch of rough road that slowed us down. First real bad roads so far. Also got another stone chip in the windshield from a passing truck. Did you know that Whitehorse is the capitol of the Yukon and has 24,000 people, which makes up 2/3's of the population of the Yukon.

We passed a motor home with a trailer that had a Michigan plate. Later on we stopped at the same rest area and chatted. He and his wife had sold everything and were moving to Alaska. 

The old wave signs are back and the dips and weaves give a bouncy ride at times. The area is very barren and between towns you can drive for a hundred plus miles and not see anything. As we approached Haines Junction, along the Kluane National Park, you can again see beautiful mountain starting to appear on the horizon. It’s the St. Elias Mountain range. It is a breath taking sight and again proof of our creator at work. The tallest peak is Mount Logan at 19,520 ft. Just a tad under Mount McKinley the tallest in North America at 20,000 ft plus. We will hopefully see it on our way from Fairbanks to Anchorage next week. We continued on and again hit a rough section of road being worked on and sat for 15 minutes waiting for the flag mans signal to go.

We found our stop for the night, Lake Creek Campground. Trees and mountains as a back drop. We logged 485 today and are only 80 miles from the entry into Alaska. Will be at Camp Li-Wa by mid-afternoon.
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