Tuesday, September 1, 2009

After the early morning swim at Liard Hot Springs, it was back on the road headed north. There was no fuel available at Liard (Mile 496) due to the fuel shortage we had experienced earlier, but we were able to get the tank filled at Contact Creek (Mile 588).
The highway here crosses back and forth between the Yukon and British Columbia numerous times. Crossings are recorded at Mile 585, 586, 588, 592, 594, 596, 626, and 627!
We drove through evidence of recent and ongoing forest fires in the area, including smoke, fire crews, closed side roads, and helicopters roadside.
We took a short break at Whirlpool Canyon, where this fire ban poster was located.
It would have made a decent roadside campsite, but it was early in the day, and we kept moving.

The river here was flowing strongly, but driftwood piled high on the shore indicated that the water does get a lot higher at times.

Many of the rivers are very large up north!

Because of the multiple crossing in and out of the Yukon, it was hard to find one spot that really felt like the 'official' crossing into 'North of 60'.
Watson Lake of course, has it's famous sign post forest. There must be a couple acres completely covered in signs!
At Km 1111, we stretched our legs and took a walk down the boardwalk to have a look at Rancheria Falls.

Finally we got to Teslin, where the Nisutlin Bridge is the longest span on the entire Alaska Highway. Teslin is a small village at Mile 804 (Km. 1244) . It is bordered by the waters of Nisutlin Bay and Teslin Lake. Next, off to the capitol of the territory, Whitehorse.

1 comment:

  1. Nice pics & sounds like your having a great trip. Was wondering when winter begins to set in way up there. You may have to dig out your woolies soon......