Today we drove to Whitehorse, Yukon traveling 164.9 miles in 3.25 hours.
It was cloudy with strong winds from Destruction Bay. At first the wind was to our back for a while until the road turned then it was to our side. The mountain ranges are very cloud covered, not much of a scenic view of the mountain tops that normally are glacial.
At Haines Junction we cut off to take Canadian Highway 1 to Whitehorse, Yukon. The Village of Haines Junction has a Memorial to Wildlife in the center of town as we turn north. Besides animals, there is a guy with binoculars on top looking for the animals.
And as usual, there is more road work. It must have been a rough winter to have come across so much road construction this summer. One of the rivers we crossed is Takhini River. According to Yukon: Places and Names, the name Takhini derives from the Tagish Indian word TAHK, meaning mosquito, and HEENA meaning river. So glad we are inside our vehicle.
We arrived at Hi-Country RV Park in Whitehorse, a nice campground but again weak 30 amp. We went into town for lunch at Subway then to WalMart for provisions. The old downtown is quaint but colorful and modernized. There was a memorial to the poet Robert Service on the main intersection with a bust of Robert, and a large desk & chair representing his writings.
We were going to try to find somewhere in Whitehorse to work on our motorhome’s front brakes, as they were beginning to pull to one side, but this is Saturday of a long Canadian holiday weekend so we will travel on.