Thursday, September 11, 2008

Whitehorse, Yukon to Watson Lake, Yukon

September 9th

Today was a long drive of 275 miles to the junction of the Cassiar Highway, about 14 miles north of Watson Lake. Since we came up the Alaska Highway and then went up the Klondike Highway up the Top of the World Highway into Alaska, we planned to return out of Alaska on the Alaskan Highway then take the Cassiar Highway south to the Yellowhead Highway.  This is the only part of our trip where we drive the same stretch of road on our return trip as on our trip north.

The day was uneventful, but we did enjoy the miles of autumn tress and wonderful views.

We are reminded repeatedly of how late in the season we are because of the number of places that have already closed and how light the traffic is. At one point we went 45 minutes without seeing another car in either direction.

The Nugget City RV Park we are staying at only had 5 sites occupied.

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