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Day 29 - 29 June. Muncho Lake to Dawson Creek, Canada - about 400 miles
A fantastic day with a clear blue sky. The first 100 miles of our journey was lovely riding through mountainous countryside. Great roads and nice sweeping bends.
We came across a moose on the side of the road. They are quite a big animal - as tall as a large horse …
... Very cute!
Farms and some industry (mostly logging, one coal mine/processing plant) along the way. The scenery is very nice, especially the local decorations in each town. Beaverlodge, BC was my favorite.
We are in Dawson Creek, BC, which is the official start of the Alaska Highway. The Alaska Highway was built as a land route to Alaska by a joint team of US and Canadian forces during WW2. We will be following the route for the next few days.
Not a lot to say today. We did some driving and encountered our first hills since we left PA. We saw a lot of signs for moose, but haven't seen a moose yet.
... Alcan as it was known in 1942).
After lunch we drove 21 miles up the highway to visit first hand the Kiskatinaw Bridge. A 162 meter curved structure, one of the first of its kind in Canada and is the only original timber bridge built along the highway that is still in use today, although the Alaskan Highway was diverted and only local traffic uses the wooden bridge nowdays.
More exploring the area and ...
Our group is gathering at our campsite in Norther Lights Dawson Creek. So great to see the Drury's and Defoes! We've met several other couples and the Wagon Master and Tail Gunner. They gave us a new travel guide and the Milepost (the bible for AK). We had a dinner together and a lot of Lump Dawgs! I retired very early. ...