Posts Tagged ‘Watson Lake’

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.

Steamboat Hill
Summit Lake Pass

Fueled at Toad River, passed Muncho – that means ‘big’

Onto the hot springs Liard, but lunched with our rig.

Toad River
Frozen Muncho Lake
Liard Hot Springs Rest Stop

Caribou and buffalo grazed by the way

Two black bears and a cub chewing grass like hay.

Munching Grass
Momma and Her Cub

In Watson Lake we rested our trailer

Muddy and limping from leaf spring failure.

City RV and Our Filthy Trailer and Truck
What can we say?

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.

Teslin on Nesutlin Bay

We’ll pass by Teslin, eat cinnamon rolls too

Where Tezzy our passenger was found stuck in mud goo.

Johnson’s Corner Where We Found Tezzy

We’ll cross the river Yukon with the lovely blue bridge

And hope that our stay in the capital is only a smidge.

Yukon River Bridge

In Whitehorse we find a place for repair

We will stay two nights in an exterior bay there.

Exterior Bay in a Parking Lot
Historic Mile Marker 918

Anniversary number 35 on Alaska Nine Eighteen Mile

Who’d a thunk way back then we’d be celebrating in such style!

May 7, 1984

A Gallery of the Sign Forest, Watson Lake

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