Hello from Teslin, Yukon Territory, Canada! Roger, Bear and I are into the third week of our Alaska adventure. We are in a tour group of 23 RVs. Sunday found us starting at mile zero of the AlCan Highway in Dawson Creek. This feat of engineering was built in 8 months, from April to November of 1942, as a route for use during World War II. It runs 1520 miles from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska.
The trip has gone something like this:
Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson (284 miles)
Ft. Nelson to Liard River Hot Springs (191 miles)
Liard River to Watson Lake (132 miles)
Watson Lake to Teslin (163 miles)
Roger and I pose in front of the sign that says it all.
Our drive so far on the Alcan Highway is challenging. There are lots of road constructions signs because there are only a few months to work on the highway. There are frost heaves, bumps in the pavement, potholes and narrow bridges to cross the beautiful rivers.
Bump sign, plus road repair
There is an abundance of beauty along the way. The Canadian Rockies gave way to the heavily forested hills that abut other mountain ranges. Wildflowers are found as well as animals.
Our travels so far have taken us from British Colombia to the Yukon Territory. On Tuesday we stayed in Watson Lake. In 1942, an American soldier placed a sign in the area. Seventy years later, there are 12,000 signs in the Sign Forest at Watson Lake. Our tour hung one that all of us had signed.
Sign Forest of Watson Lake
Bill hangs our sign (the black one)
Though this is an early post, we happen to have great WiFi in Teslin and not knowing what lies ahead, I will post. We head to Whitehorse tomorrow and after a three night break, we head to Dawson City (all in the Yukon Territory). Thank you for checking in with us. This is truly a magical trip.