We all decided that we needed a short drive today, too long to make it to Dawson City in one day. So, we only drove 3.5 hours to cover 183.6 miles. We stopped at the Pelly River Campground, on the First Nations land (Indian land).
There was beautiful scenery with so many purple wildflowers lining the highway, such a delight to see. We occasionally pass an air-strip, the only clue being the windsock that was flying. We ran into more road crews building a new bridge as we crossed a temporary bridge. There was a lake with interesting colors in the water. Possibly a clear water stream coming into a glacial melt lake. We saw the white layer of ash that was deposited from a volcanic eruption 1,250 years ago.
We also stopped at the Montague Roadhouse Historic Site to walk around and take photos of the remains of the roadhouse. Back in the day, this was like a Motel 6 on the long, lonely highway. Hot food and warm bed for the night.
We passed a few old burn areas before making it to Pelly River. We found our free campground that also had free firewood provided for our campfire. Only drawback was some mosquitoes and the sticky tree sap that made small vegetation stick to our shoes and my dog's feet. The Pelly River seemed to be quite fast moving, and it was mesmerizing to watch it. Larry got his drone out to video the area. There were pretty wildflowers all around.