50th Anniversary Trip June and July 2018 travel blog

Two moose at Toad River


Muncho Lake

Bear along roadway

Stone sheep

Liard hot springs

Hanging gardens at Liard hot springs


Sign forest at Watson Lake

KSU at sign forest

Travel to Watson Lake, Yukon Territory; 204 miles (drive time 4:00) for a total trip of 3144 miles and drive time of 57:50.

We saw a lot of wildlife today, including 3 moose, 4 bear, 10 bison (in three locations), and about a dozen stone sheep.

We stopped at Laird Hot Springs where Jim took a dip in the hot springs (great), we also enjoyed the drive and scenery today. Muncho Lake was particularly beautiful. Traffic the last two days has been light and the roads have been good for the most part. Most of the roads have shoulders and forgiving roadsides.

When we arrived at Watson Lake we went to the visitor center and adjacent sign forest, which was very nice. They had an 18 minute film that we enjoyed plus some neat exhibits. They sent us across the street to the planetarium where they showed two films, one about the sun and the other about the northern lights. Nice.

Our plan is be in Skagway tomorrow night. We were told that cruise ships only come in two days a week, but when we arrived in Skagway we found this time of year they come every day and I think carry 1,000 or so each.

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