Day Seventy-two
Summit Lake, BC to Snag Junction, Yukon
August 19th, 2000

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Brian & Theresa- heading home! 
None at all 
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
Miles Theresa Drove
(6215 total)
rainy, sunny, rainy
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
 bison, caribou, sheep, one black bear
Snag Junction
Yukon Provincial Campground
Ma & Pa Heckart's
Anchorage, AK

Daily Narrative    Today was a good old fashioned AlCan day; predictable, productive, easy to understand.  Predictable, because there are not a lot of options for deviation from the course.  Productive, because every mile counts towards getting somewhere.  Easy to understand, because you are simply driving from one town/gas stop to the next, paying whatever they happen to want for gas, and enjoying the scenery.  We rose early in Summit Lake Provincial Campground and rocketed toward one of Brian's favorite rest stops, Liard Hot Springs.  Trying to make good time and not wanting to get too distracted by sulfurous hot tubbing, we stuck to lower pool and made it a relatively quick soak.  It was a moderate wildlife day, but it included something we have not seen on the road before, bison.  Other than the bison, there were caribou and the ever present exploding Stone Sheep.  The day's drive moves on from Liard through Watson Lake, Teslin (where Brian clutched the gas cap with all of his strength), Whitehorse, Haines Junction, Destruction Bay, and Burwash Landing.  About two hours north of Burwash, and nearly 800 miles from where we started, we settled in for our second night of Beetle camping at Snag Junction Provincial Campground.  There should be a real bed in store for us tomorrow night...

Daily Pictures

The morning on Summit Lake, the beetle looking not so shiny.
The ever scenic Summit Lake
Young caribou feeding along the highway.
Around here one needs to keep an eye out for....
...Stone Sheep...
...cause they'll explode when you hit 'em
Scenic road shot
It is important to maintain good hygene while traveling
Wild bison taking a nap
Is that mist off yonder a hot spring?
The warm sulfur water of Liard hotsprings creates an interesting and distinctive environment
...and interesting and distinctive hot water chub
The lower pool was all we took time for this stop
Brian is one happy camper
Something not uncommon along the Alaska Highway, road construction
This bus along the road had an unfortunate ending

Haines Junction, getting closer to home! ...or not

The beetle in the rain at Kluane Historic mile marker, which is no longer accurate due to all of the nonsensical straightening of the road...

Watchout for those falling raisins

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