Yukon and Alaska 2016 travel blog


July 2

Headed back out Hwy 37A to Meziadin and continued north on 37 as far as Kinaskan Lake which was a long drive for us (about 4 hours) however I saw a moose at the side of the road trying her best to “be one” with the greenery so we would not stop and bother her. It was very exciting. The camp site we stopped at was right on the lake and for the first few hours is was lovely, partially sunny and of course a stunning view of the water. Unfortunately it did not take long for the rain to move in but we managed to build a fire and sit under the awning, stay dry and still enjoy the evening. When the camp operator came to collect our fee for the night she had two coolers full of fresh produce that had come from a delivery truck that had engine problems and they were going to throw everything away. We managed to pick up a fresh lettuce, green onions, broccoli and an orange. Bonus!

July 3, 2016

Day 3 on Hwy 37 and the longest one yet. It took us 5 hours to get from Kinaskan Lake to Boya Lake (only 1.5 hours from Watson Lake ) . Road along this section of Hwy 37 are very narrow with no shoulder and in some sections the road conditions were quite bad and as luck would have it our drive today started out in pouring rain which meant we did not see much of the mountain range we passed through until we reached Dease Lake and the weather lifted somewhat. As we have learned you stop for gas wherever it is offered as the places that sell it are few and far between. Crossed the Continental Divide here where the rivers flow to either the Pacific or the Arctic Oceans Our wildlife spotting was rewarded today with a moose crossing the hwy about 50 yards in front of us. No time to take a photo but at least we both saw him this time. We also stopped at the place erroneously called Jade City which is anything but a City. The log store did sell all things jade and we welcomed a stop during a long day (and the sun was out by then). For our last leg of the day we arrived at Boya Lake and found a spectacular camp site on the lake and the weather cooperated with scattered clouds instead of rain



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