Fairbanks, Alaska

July 3-6, 2018 Alaska Highway, Milepost 1523 The Alaska Highway from Tok to Fairbanks was not only scenic, it was informative as well.  We stopped at a scenic viewpoint to take pictures of the Alaska Range and found panels on the Alaska Highway, early hunters of the Tanana River, and Read more…

Top of the World and Taylor Highways

July 2, 2018 The Top of the World and Taylor Highways connect Dawson City, Yukon with Delta Junction, Alaska, the historic end of the Alaska Highway.  They make up the Klondike Loop.   The route saves the traveler from backtracking the 330 miles to Whitehorse.  Besides, it’s beautiful. Our mile-by-mile Read more…

Dawson City, Yukon Territory

June 29-July 1, 2018 Klondike Highway, 323 Miles To get to Dawson City, 330 miles north of Whitehorse, we left the Alaska Highway temporarily and began the Klondike Loop.  We soon came to an overlook for the Five Finger Rapids where four islands divide the river into five channels.  Before Read more…

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

June 25-28, 2018 Alaska Highway, Milepost 918 This travel day was a pretty one as these three photos show. The city of Whitehorse is on the upper reaches of the Yukon River and is the capital of the Yukon Territory.   The territory has an area larger than that of Read more…

Watson Lake, Yukon Territory

June 24, 2016 Alaska Highway, Milepost 635 Watson Lake is a small community of 1,563 just north of the British Columbia-Yukon border.  It calls itself the “Gateway to the Yukon”.  Watson Lake is a communication and distribution center for the southern Yukon; a base for trappers, hunters and fisherman; and Read more…

Fort Nelson, British Columbia

June 22-23, 2018 Alaska Highway, Milepost 300 We were barely out of Dawson Creek when an oncoming truck threw a rock that shattered the windshield in front of the driver’s seat.  Glass splinters covered Dave and reached as far into the coach as the kitchen.  There is no question of Read more…

Dawson Creek, British Columbia

June 20-21, 2018 Alaska Highway, Milepost 0 Jane had stopped being hugely worried about the spider crack in the windshield:  It wasn’t growing and Dave reinforced the area with super glue.  On the way to Dawson Creek, however, the windshield took another hit, this time chipping out a quarter-sized piece Read more…

Edmonton, Alberta

June 17-19, 2018 Edmonton has about 1.3 million people and is Canada’s sixth largest municipality.   First Nations people lived in the area at least since 3000 and possibly as long as 10,000 years ago.  The first European settlers arrived in the area around 1795.  Edmonton was established as a Read more…