Third day on the ALCAN
Trip Start May 06, 2010
137Trip End Oct 14, 2010
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My recent lucky streak with the weather ran out today. It was overcast in the morning and started raining shortly after I hit the road. The weather seemed to cause problems with my XM radio. It didn't work very well today.
I got a couple more dings in my windshield today. Oh, well. I already have to get it replaced so it doesn't really matter much now.
I stopped at a couple of the falls but they weren't very interesting so I didn't stay long. There's a park with hot springs. I thought about taking a dip but I wanted to make it to Fort Nelson before it got too dark since there's a lot of wildlife along this stretch of road and it looked like it would get dark early with the heavy clouds so I kept going. There are supposed to be a some hoodoos and a precariously balanced rock but it was raining too heavily to see them when I passed by and I somehow missed the mineral lick.
I did see some wildlife. There were a number of bison along the road. I stopped and took some pictures from inside the car. I also saw some mountain goats. I stopped and took some pictures of them too but since I haven't heard any warnings about them I got out of the car. A couple of them let me get very close and I was getting some good pictures but then a noisy truck came along and scared them down the hill. They were on their way back up but the rain picked up so I got back in the car and continued on.
I made it to Fort Nelson and found a room for the night. I still have 33 hours 16 minutes and 2,082 miles to go to reach Telluride.