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After a communal breakfast at the B&B, we headed for another 300 mile stint to Watson Lake in East Yukon. We had been debating last night if we should grit our teeth and go for a 450 mile …
This has been a great day. Broke camp about 8 am, took the obligitory pOnce again hoto at mile 0 of the Alcan and hit the road. Fuel here ranges from 0.89 to 1.69 a liter. the drive has been breathtaking with green and snow vistasout every window. Pristine lakes and streams that are teaming with wildlife. Moose, deer, porcupine, bision, black bear …
Aside from staying in a hotel with a lobby that smelled like sour milk, Watson Lake was really only as impressive as its main (read as only) attraction, the inimitable sign forest. My mom tells me there is a really great visitor center in Watson Lake, and I hope she's right.
... of black bears eating the grasses along the road. They are so black with a brown muzzle.
Terri and Lu wanted to get some beer, so we went to the cafe lodge across the road...nothing. Everything is trucked in some 150 miles. They both decided to skip the beer. We had a fire both nights, and no marshmallows either. The lodge is sure missing out on selling to the campers. This place has 50 sites, and they are almost filled every night. With some day bathers ...
... and our fire conformed to all the laid down rules, which are quite obvious but are as follows.
1) Only light your fire with high quality diesel
2) Anything of less size than a Guy Fawkes special is for wimps
3) Never sit around a camp fire unless you have already drunk at least 4 cans of lager
The purpose of the lager of course is to make sure your bladder is overflowing, to facilitate emergency controls should the odd spark get ...
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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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