Yukon Territory

August & Sept 2010 - Vancouver Island to Alaska

THE PLAN -- enjoy nine weeks exploring B.C., Yukon & Alaska.

The REALITY -- a great six weeks exploring, followed by a difficult time in Vancouver B.C. Then time licking our wounds in the Kootenay country of British Columbia.

While in Alaska our 18-month-old dog became sick with Cryptococcal Disease.  Tazz did not improve with treatment. On September 20 our sweet ambitious girl died.

This trip covered a total of 11,300 km (7,000 miles) with 63 nights of camping.

DATE LOCATION ROUTE
1 August 2010 Vancouver Island to Lac La Hache Provincial Park, BC BC Ferry & Hwy 1 & 97
2 August 2010 Lac La Hache PP to Crooked River Provincial Park, BC Hwy 97
3 August 2010 Crooked River PP to Pine LeMoray Provincial Park, BC Hwy 97
4 August 2010 Pine LeMoray PP to Kiskatinaw Provincial Park, BC Hwy 97 & Alaska Hwy
5 August 2010 Kiskatinaw Bridge to Inga Lake Recreation Site, BC Alaska Hwy
6 August 2010 Inga Lake to Fort Nelson River on Hwy 77, BC Alaska Hwy
7 August 2010 Fort Nelson to Summit Lake Provincial Park BC Alaska Hwy
8 August 2010 Summit Lake PP to Muncho Lake Provincial Park, BC Alaska Hwy
9 August 2010 Muncho Lake to Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park, BC Alaska Hwy
10 August 2010 Liard Hot Springs, BC to Watson Lake, YT Alaska Hwy
11 August 2010 Watson Lake to Unknown Lake YT Alaska Hwy
12 August 2010 Unknown Lake to Sidney Lake, YT Alaska Hwy & S Canol Rd
13 August 2010 Sidney Lake, YT South Canol Rd
14 August 2010 Sidney Lake to someplace alongside  the Rose River, YT South Canol Rd
15 August 2010 Rose River to Lapie Lake, YT South Canol Rd
16 August 2010 Lapie Lake, YT South Canol Rd
17 August 2010 Lapie Lake to Little Salmon Lake Yukon Gov't Campground, YT S Canol/Campbell Hwy
18 August 2010 Little Salmon Lake to Whitehorse, YT Alaska Hwy
19 August 2010 Whitehorse to Congdon Creek Yukon Gov't Campground, YT Alaska Hwy
20 August 2010 Congdon Creek to Snag Lake, YT Alaska Hwy
21 August 2010 Snag Lake, YT to Deadman Lake (Tetlin Refuge) AK Alaska Hwy
22 August 2010 Deadman Lake to Nabesna Rd, AK Alaska Hwy/
23 August 2010 Nabesna Road - overnight at Twin Lakes Recreation Site Nabesna Rd
24 August 2010 Twin Lakes to Blueberry Lake Recreation Site near Valdez, AK Hwy 1 & 4
25 August 2010 Valdez, AK
26 August 2010 Valdez to Copper River on McCarthy Road, AK Hwy 4 & 10
27 August 2010 AM
27 August 2010 PM
The Road to McCarthy then
Kennecott Mine and back to Copper River, AK
McCarthy Road
Kennecott Mines
28 August 2010 Copper River to King Mountain Recreation Site AK Hwy 10, 4 & 1
29 August 2010 King Mountain to Williwaw USFS Campground AK Hwy 1
30 August 2010 Williwaw to Trail River USFS Campground (Kenai Peninsula), AK Hwy 1 & 9
31 August 2010 Trail River to Wasilla, AK Hwy 9, 1 & 3
1 Sept 2010 Wasilla to Byers Lake State Campground (Denali State Park), AK Hwy 3
2 Sept 2010 Byers Lake, AK
3 Sept 2010 Byers Lake to Savage River Campground Hwy 3
4 Sept 2010 Denali National Park - Savage River to Teklanika Campground Denali National Park
5 Sept 2010
6 Sept 2010
Steve's bus trip on a cloudy day
Sue's bus trip on a sunny day!
Denali National Park
7 Sept 2010 Denali National Park - Teklanika to Riley Creek Campground Denali National Park
8 Sept 2010 Riley Creek to Chena Lakes Recreation Site near Fairbanks AK Hwy 3 & 2
9 Sept 2010 Chena Lakes to Tok, AK Hwy 2
10 Sept 2010 Tok, AK to the Taylor Highway and the Alaska/Yukon Border, YT Hwy 2 & 5 & Top of the World
11 Sept 2010 AM
11 Sept 2010 PM
Alaska/Yukon Border to Dawson City YT
Ferry crossing on the Yukon River and Dawson City
Top of the World Hwy
12 Sept 2010 Dawson City to Whitehorse, YT (no pictures) Klondike Hwy
13-14 Sept 2010 Whitehorse
15 Sept 2010 Whitehorse to Big Creek Yukon Gov't Campground YT Alaska Hwy
16 Sept 2010 Big Creek to Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park Alaska & Cassiar Hwys
17 Sept 2010 Kinaskan Lake to Vancouver BC Hwys 37, 16, 97 & 1
18-20 Sept 2010 Vancouver BC
21 Sept 2010 Vancouver to Harmon Lake Recreation Site near Merritt BC Hwy 1, 5 & 5A
22 Sept 2010 Harmon Lake to Nakusp Hot Springs, BC Hwy 97C, 97 & 6
23-24 Sept 2010 Nakusp Hot Springs
25 Sept 2010 Nakusp to Gladstone Provincial Park near Christina Lake BC Hwy 6,3A & 3
26 Sept 2010 Christina Lake to Haynes Point Provincial Park near Osoyoos, BC Hwy 3
27 Sept 2010 Osoyoos to Okanagan Falls Provincial Park, BC Hwy 97
28 Sept 2010 Okanagan Falls Provincial Park waiting for truck repair
29 Sept  2010 Okanagan Falls to Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park BC Hwy 3A, 3 & 5A
30 Sept 2010 Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park Hwy 3A
1 October 2010 Kentucky Alleyne to Manning Park Provincial Park BC Hwy 5A & 3
2 October 2010 Manning Park to Vancouver Island BC Hwy 3 & 1