An easy days drive west across the southern Yukon, a land of stunted forests endless plateaus, rivers and mountains. We crossed two great rivers today, the Liard and the Yukon and drove past many lakes, two large ones , Teslin and Marsh. The only town of any consequence over the three hundred miles was Teslin a small village on Lake Teslin.
When we got to the big city Whitehorse (population 28,000) we stocked up on groceries and bought gas. We then drove on to our campground on Lake Laberge of Sam McGee fame.
Watson Lake in the morning.
AlCan Highway west of Watson Lake
Since 1990 leaving messages along the AlCan west of Watson lake has become a favorite pastime.
The bridge across the upper end of Teslin Lake. The longest on the Alaska Highway.
We had lunch at the campground on Scanga Lake.
We camped at Lake Leberge.
“Strange things are done in the midnight sun
by the men who moil for gold.
The arctic trails have their secret tales
that would make the blood run cold.
The northern lights have seen queer sights
but the queerest they ever did see
was that night on the marge of Lake Leberge
I cremated Sam McGee.”
Robert W. Service