Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Peterson's Beach Recreation Site (Fraser Lake) to
Meziadin Lake Provincial Park (Cassiar Highway)

24 August 2009 - Monday

Tazz-alarm didn't go off until 7 a.m.  The programmable thermostat is set to turn on at
8 a.m. so woke up to a chilly fifth wheel.

On the road at 9 after a walk on Ormond Trail, across the road from the campground.

Sawmill at Fraser Lake, BC, Highway 16
Looking south from a viewpoint on the Ormond Trail, towards Fraser Lake and its sawmill

Good road today, although drove into some light rain near Telkwa on Hwy 16.  Departed the PetroCan gas station at the junction of Hwy 16 & 37 (the Cassiar Hwy) at 2:30 p.m. 

The further north we venture the harder it rains. By the time we reach Meziadin Lake Provincial Park/campground it is p-o-u-r-i-n-g. Really pouring! 

During our dog walk around the campground, met a fellow heading north to Anchorage on his motorcycle.  Poor guy was soaked through. He was a bit concerned as he had heard that the Cassiar was all gravel northward. We assured him that was not the truth and he'd encounter only a few gravel/dirt sections. He hoped to reach Anchorage in a few days and was relieved to hear our words.

The park host says the weather was not clearing for another few days. Wonderful!

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