We have now traveled the Alcan Highway five times and number six is on the horizon. From Anchorage to Dawson Creek, we know all of the places that are open before May 15 and after September 15 which really isn’t much. This year, however, with the fires and our evacuation, we left Alaska 10 days…
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Can you spell Ptarmigan?
Chicken is called Chicken because the original settlers, actually gold miners, couldn’t spell Ptarmigan. They wanted to call the town Ptarmigan, because the plentiful local birds filled many a pot in their camps. Ptarmigan were also called CHICKENS and that’s how the town got it’s name. (This is funny because our daughter lives on Ptarmigan so WE have to know how to spell it.)
Alaska or Bust
Our slogan from when we left Watson Lake might have been Whitehorse or Bust! With flat leaf springs we could only hope to make it to the ‘big city’ or capital of the Yukon without any more springs flattening out. We first stopped at an RV repair place and the woman’s expression when she saw the one spring was: “It’s flat as a pancake, eh?” Eh? Yes.
A Poem for the iCan (aka Alcan)
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…