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... chairs and tables out, windows open and washing out to dry. Heavy rain while we were in the Centre meant a mop up and rewash of all the clothes!!
After dinner, went to the Northern Lights Centre, which has a planetarium-like domed roof. Watched two movies, one on Black Holes and one on the Aurora, with footage from Alaska as well as from Tromso in Norway - been ...
... able to take us. It wasn't surprising that people did not stop though because we were 3 people with a lot of luggage for hitchhikers. Even still, it took us only a little over an hour before Karen, our first ride of the day, picked us up. She said that she was going only 70 kms south (we have to go 2400 kms!) but we take what we can get. During our drive, she told us about visiting Dawson City in Yukon where the ...
... that have been “relocated” to the forest. 40 years ago less than a thousand signs were posted. Today there are 56,000 and growing.
Our travel companions, Jim and Connie have placed signs at the signpost forest twice before. They wanted to find those signs, and they did. OK, they only found one and it took them 4 hours to do it!
Tomorrow we travel to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory which lies on the banks of the Yukon River.
... information on the rest of the trip from Watson Lake to Alaska… I’d like to take the road north called the “the top of the world” highway… part of that highway is gravel… the people today told me that the portion of road is so hard to keep paved it was simpler to return it to gravel instead of trying to repair the frost heaves… That’s Canadian ease for we don’t know how to build roads so ...
... springs and supposedly you can see moose quite often, but of course, not for us.
Day 12: July 10
Today was the wildlife day! Almost immediately saw a herd of bison on the side of the road and there after periodically saw one to two eating or laying around. Mom caught site of a coyote running allongside of us which I saw as well.
Very smokey today - some fires somewhere here near the Yukon border. We crossed over from ...