Sunday, July 28, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (78)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (78)

07/28/2019 Travel Day – Watson Lake


Start Location:
Start Time: N/A
Mileage:  55,258.8

End Location:
End Time: 12:40 p.m.
Mileage:  55,529.9
Cost Per Night: $52.50 CAD
Weather: 45-63 F Off & On Rain / Sunny
Route:
  • Alaskan Highway (1 East)
Our neighbor left at 6:00 a.m. (as he informed us the night before). That was helpful to us – we were on the road by 6:47 a.m. We only stopped once for a quick snack break and to stretch our legs, so we made good time.

Sadly, we saw no animals on this 266-mile segment. We did notice plenty of animal poop and hoof prints though. However, the road was relatively smooth and there were no gravel patches.

After checking into our overnight spot, we walked to Watson Lake Sign Forest and found the sign we had nailed up just two months ago. Then a quick walk to the grocery store (darn expensive!) and one load of laundry (remember to bring your loonies and toonies).

We researched the next few days of travel – they will be heavy travel days as we are trying to get through Canada in ten days.

Wildlife Spotted: Ravens; Seagulls flying over the campground

Dark Skies of Our Early Morning Departure
Dark Skies of Our Early Morning Departure

With All Those Beautiful Rivers Come These Awesome Bridges
With All Those Beautiful Rivers Come These Awesome Bridges

Really Needs No Word (On the Road Again)
Really Needs No Word (On the Road Again)

We Walked to the Signpost Forrest Right Before the Evening Rain
We Walked to the Signpost Forrest Right Before the Evening Rain

We Found Our Sign - Watson Lake Sign Forest
We Found Our Sign

The Beast Looks Dwarfed in Spot 28
The Beast Looks Dwarfed in Spot 28

Whitehorse to Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada
Whitehorse to Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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