Yukon Territory

Liard River BC to Whitehorse YT, Alaska Highway

31 March 2013 - Sunday

Again, very warm overnight.  Slept well and both of us woke feeling it was time to head home.  It would be a long drive in one day, or we could break it into two days.

After the dog walk, on the road again! It was a bright morning ...

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Leaving Liard River Hotsprings heading northward on the Alaska Highway

The clear sky brightened the road up considerably.  The bison were resting nearby.

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Two bison resting alongside the Alaska Highway

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Northbound on the Alaska Highway

Further north there was more snow.

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We saw more than 60 bison at various locations. This group of three was in B.C. near the Yukon border south of Watson Lake.

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Three bison along the Alaska Highway

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Digging for Easter eggs?

Then back into Yukon, the last crossing from B.C. is just south of Watson Lake.

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Welcome back to Yukon!

In Watson Lake the Signpost Forest is a popular tourist attraction.  Not so much in winter though!

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Sign Post forest in Watson Lake

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Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake

North of Watson Lake, the rest area near the Cassiar Highway junction made a good lunch stop.

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Lunch stop north of Watson Lake near Junction 37

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Sign at the rest area explaining where we were

After lunch, I drove.  The next few pictures were through the windshield so aren't crystal clear!

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North of Watson Lake

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The coast mountains make a nice backdrop

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There was water pooling on the highway in places

In Teslin, filled up at the Yukon Motel which offers a 4 cent/litre discount to RVers.

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Stopped at the Teslin Lake Yukon gov't campground for a dog pee and sniff.

At Johnson's Crossing, the swans were returning on their spring migration north.  They were quite a distance away so we didn't stop.

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Looking north on the Teslin River from Johnson's Crossing bridge

Further along and north of Marsh Lake the Yukon River was also opening up a bit.

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The head waters of the Yukon River north of Marsh Lake

We made it home late in the day, about 8 p.m., after 10 hours on the road. 
Next morning it was SNOWING so we were glad to have made it home the day before!

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