Big Horn Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBig Horn Hotel Watson Lake
Long day after a late start. Got in at 8:45 after driving almost 600 miles. Lots of road construction. Hard to get use to it not being dark at night and no AC even if its 60 outside its still stuffy inside. Hate having the windows open, I can hear everything outside. Cars people
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... each side. This essentially creates a meadow on each side and we saw bears, bison, fox, and sheep along the road. I assume they cut these clearings so that animals are not jumping right out of the trees onto the highway, and maybe it also gives them room to pile snow in winter.
The foothills are all trees – miles and miles of trees.
Entered Yukon (our last Canadian Province before Alaska) close to Watson Lake. Yukon is ...
... YT. This is the second largest town in the Yukon with 802 people and home to the Signpost Forest, which we will explore tomorrow. We are staying at a very cool original Air Force Lodge, which was a barracks for the Canadian Air Force in the 1940s. It is dorm style, but the host is friendly, and everything is clean and tidy. You have to leave your shoes at the front door.
July 30, 2014. Truck - 66,565. Trip - 6,555
Time to leave Alaska. From Palmer we took the Glen 'highway' to Tok. We had to backtrack about 800 miles to get to a point where we could go south through British Columbia to get back into the U.S. We passed the Matanuska Glacier but by this point, glaciers were old news. Just for perspective though, the terminal end of the glacier is four miles across. They are ...
... and I set an alarm for 1:00AM for another attempt, but alas, when that alarm went off my body was having Nunavut, so no Aurora for me this time. Since it's so variable it's not a priority for me during this trip, but it would be a neat thing to experience if the stars/skies align at some point. (This also explains why I didn't publish this update until the following morning.) Oh, I did have one other thought I've wanted to share since ...
We skated through Yukon on our way up, stopping only to feed the mosquitoes, and we always said on the way down we would explore this wilderness (4 times the size of England with 40,000 permanent residents) with a great deal more intellectual curiosity.
And so it came to pass as we hit the border of Canada at a place where only immigration officers on disciplinary charges are posted. It was literally in the middle of nowhere, served only by a rough ...