Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Watson Lake to Whitehorse, Yukon

After leaving Watson Lake we stopped at Teslin Lake a Yukon government campground. The drive just keeps getting better and better. We just can’t describe the beauty of the landscape. Its breath taking. We keep saying look at that and that and that. It just dosen’t stop. Bill and Bob fished Teslin Lake and both caught nice lake trout. They are aloud only 1 a day. We did have several great meals. This was a super campground right on the lake. The lake is 99 miles long. When we got here the cove where the campground is was frozen, but in the next 2 days all the ice was gone. The temps have been in the 60-75 during the day and 40-50’s at night. We stayed here for 3 days. Its now near 12 PM and the sun is just setting. Hard to get use to going to bed and the sun is still out. The dogs are totally confused.

We then headed for Marsh Lake, but on the way stoped for cinnamon buns at Johnson Creek. They are noted for their fresh baked cinnamon buns. What a treat. Marsh lake was not our first choice. Tigish Lake was, but when we arrived half the sites were closed and the mosquitoes where there by the millions. We left there and went to Marsh Lake and what a find. A super Yukon Government campground right on the Alaska highway. The guys went fishing and caught northern pike. Another great meal.

We left Marsh Lake and traveled 26 miles to Whitehorse the Capital of the Yukon. We are at Hi Country RV Park. After 6 days of dry camping we needed to dump our holding tanks and do laundry and food shopping. We are having Onstar problems and this is the first place in the last 500+ miles where there is a GM dealer. We hope to have it fix on Wed. Today we took a drive to Skagway Alaska. The first time we set foot in AK. It was a 210 mile round trip with some of the best scenery yet. Every turn gets better and better. I think we did say this before. This is where the cruise ships come in. Today there were only 2 in port, but tomorrow they are expecting 5 ships. A very touristy town. We saw at least 5 bears on the drive and 1 eagle. One the best drives yet. Photo’s to follow. It’s a problem trying to pick a photo from the 100’s we’ve taken.

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