Ho-hum, another day along the Alaska Highway— except there was nothing ho-hum about it. Our journey through Canada’s Yukon Territory took us past one breath-taking view after another.
We left Teslin with our fingers crossed that our spare tire would make it the hundred miles to White Horse. It was an okay tire, but it had seen 40 thousand miles! Lower 48 roads, no worry; Alaska Highway in the Yukon Territory, well maybe. Turns out, we made it fine. A Ford Dealer provided Quivera the Van with a new shoe and she was raring to go! The spare happily returned to being a spare.
Off we went, motoring across the Yukon Territory. Haines Junction, Kluane Lake, and White River came and went. In two days we were at the Alaska Border. Today’s photo essay will provide views of some of the sights we saw along the way.
Getting our tire replaced in Whitehorse allowed us to wander around town and appreciate sights like this First Nation mural.
This handsome sculpture was outside the Visitor Information Center.
Inside, a stained glass window gave a fine representation of the country we were traveling through.
Back on the road, we were reminded that it seemed to go on forever…
Fireweed added bright splashes of color along the highway’s edge.
A campground at Kluane Lake reminded us not to feed the bears. I am pretty sure the occupant of the bird house agreed. The bordering Kluane National Park was grizzly bear country and they often wandered in looking for food.
Why anyone would feel tempted to feed anything like this, I haven’t a clue! (I took this photo in Alaska but it fits here.)
An ATV at the campground had this bear patrol sign on it, along with a pair of fearsome huskies.
We searched the mountains behind the campground for grizzlies. We didn’t see any but we did see Dall Sheep.
White River, where we stopped on our way back south, had an extensive collection of antlers to remind us of other occupants of the far north, such as moose.
One rooftop was covered in antlers.
Peggy provides some perspective. How would you like to wear these on your head? This set weighed close to 50 pounds.
A small wayside on a lake before we reached the Alaska Border gave us this view.
And a reflection shot.
A moth was in the pebbles next to the lake.
And a family of ducks worked the edge.
A very skinny coyote put in an appearance as we left.
And finally, we reached Alaska, where Bob, Linda and Sister posed for us.
This sign showed the Alaska-Yukon Border. It’s my idea of the type of fence that should exist between nations.
Looking back, we were reminded of our journey. Larger than life, indeed! Next Wednesday we head into the wilds of Alaska.
FRIDAY’S POST: It’s back to MisAdventures and who shot Pavy’s pig. It couldn’t have possibly have been the Mekemson kids, could it?
MONDAY’S POST: We continue our journey by raft through the Grand Canyon.