Over the mountains and through the snow
We left Fort Nelson with a long way to go.
Steamboat Hill was quite slushy and then Summit Lake
Though we seemed to drive slow good time we did make.
Fueled at Toad River, passed Muncho – that means ‘big’
Onto the hot springs Liard, but lunched with our rig.
Caribou and buffalo grazed by the way
Two black bears and a cub chewing grass like hay.
In Watson Lake we rested our trailer
Muddy and limping from leaf spring failure.
In the Sign Forest we read our “Run Forest Run’
Then we enjoyed a walk in the late evening sun.
We’re now in a ‘parking lot’ staying one night,
Tomorrow to Whitehorse to fix the leaves right.
The rain tickles the roof – there is less and less drear
But our destination Alaska is still not so near.
We’ll pass by Teslin, eat cinnamon rolls too
Where Tezzy our passenger was found stuck in mud goo.
We’ll cross the river Yukon with the lovely blue bridge
And hope that our stay in the capital is only a smidge.
In Whitehorse we find a place for repair
We will stay two nights in an exterior bay there.
Anniversary number 35 on Alaska Nine Eighteen Mile
Who’d a thunk way back then we’d be celebrating in such style!
A Gallery of the Sign Forest, Watson Lake
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