The road conditions on the Cassiar Highway were never good, but as we traveled toward Yukon, the road conditions deteriorated further. The frost heaves made driving feel like like you were in an airplane experiencing turbulence, and the lack of any markings made it hard to anticipate the abnormalities. The last fifty or so miles of this road were abysmal! Shortly after entering Yukon, we joined the Alaska Highway and the road conditions improved drastically, allowing us to relax and watch for animals instead of the sorry excuse for a road. I’ve been on lots of dirt roads that were better!
We are traveling later into the evening than we did when we first began this trip. Getting to bed at a reasonable hour is difficult because it remains light for well over 16 hours here. We find ourselves taking sunset, bridge and rainbow pictures late into the evening. Due to the late sunset, our circadian rhythm is off and we often sleep until noon.
Sunset at about 10:40
Our timing was good today because bears were actively foraging for their evening meal. We saw a few others but didn’t get pictures.
Pamala has continued her practice of dipping her toes into bodies of water. On this cold and windy day, we stopped at a campground next to an incredibly blue lake, albeit with whitecaps, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. I dared Pamala to take a swim, but a quick toe-dip was all she would do. Wimp! Because of the cold and wind, I had to chop wood and build a fire to keep the Florida girl warm and happy.
Off to Haines and Juneau…