Expedition Alaska 2015: Bear, Fox, Jade and Hot Springs ~ Cassiar & Alcan to Whitehorse
|A black fox.|
Now, I know that some people are a little off-put by Visitors Centers. After all, they scream tourist to anyone who sees you entering or exiting the building. But in our travels, and not just to Alaska, they've more than proven their value time and time again. The Stewart-Cassiar flyer (aka The Highway 37 North/37A document) not only shows distances between points of interest and fuel stations (in miles so you don't even have to do any math) but on the back it has a list of resources you might find handy (such as where to find repair shops, propane and groceries). That alone can buy some peace of mind as you head off to remote highway 37.
Our trip north on the Cassiar introduced to our first Black Bears (a momma and baby who were grazing on the side of the road, which is a favorite pastime).
|The view out of our bedroom window at Milepost 298.7 on the Cassiar...hey, there's Clark enjoying a morning cup of joe!|
|The Harlequin duck who visited.|
|The stages of raw jade becoming a bear.|
|That's a mighty nice view for a free over-night spot. MP 828.7.|
|Dry camping at Pioneer RV Park meant we had the entire upper area to ourselves...including a nice view.|
|We spotted a red fox, just back from a successful hunt or carrying kits (we can't tell), on Tahkini Hot Springs Road near Whitehorse.|
|Lattes, brownies and 2 pounds of beans at Bean North Coffee. Life is good.|
|The Yukon River at Miles Canyon. Yeah, it's THAT blue.|
|Hiking with Nellie in Miles Canyon...super dog friendly.|