Saturday, June 25, 2011

Whitehorse to Beaver Creek, YT

We spent most of yesterday just fooling around the Whitehorse area. We toured the fish ladder, took a drive up to a a very isolated lake and then walked around the downtown. Eventually we did our workouts. There are numerous walking/biking trails and I chose the one that went through downtown and out to the Alaskan Highway. I passed several parks and the big ship display. In total, I ran 5 miles and walked 1 mile.

We left Whitehorse at about 9:00 am. Everyone around us in the Wal-mart parking lot where we are boondocking with about 50 other RVs seem to also get a late start. Hollie and I are so confused and mixed up about the time. That's understandable when the sun sets after 11:00 pm and rises sometime around 5:00 am.

This was a beautiful drive with views of the largest mountain and the largest lake in Canada, as well as many other small lakes. I'll try to post pictures later. The last 75 miles of the drive were very difficult. This was the worst "paved" road I have ever been on, with dips, holes, patches, bumps, etc and lots of gravel sections. Now I know why we have been seeing so many very dirty cars, trucks and RVs. We were very lucky that we followed another truck/trailer almost the entire way. Hollie was able to see what he did wrong and try something else. We spent a lot of time on the wrong side of the road as we attempted to dodge the bad stuff. With so little traffic, that tactic was not a problem.

We are now at a campground in Beaver Creek, YT. This is a "large" settlement with a population of several hundred. I don't know where we'll be tomorrow. It will depend on the road conditions. We already had to change our plans due to a road closure because of a slide. We had planned to go on the Klondike Highway up to Dawson Creek. We will see that area on the way back.

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