Fort St. John to Dawson City
Hit the road again on June 4th, and cruised thru Pink Mountain, Prophet River, Fort Nelson, Toad River, Laird River, Coal River (did I mention that there a LOT of rivers up here). Entered the Yukon Territory (another one of those "I always wanted to do that moments"). I took this great picture
and didn't notice till later when I was looking at them on the camera, the big pole in the background that says "Welcome to North of Go!" I think that must be a play on the "Do Not Pass Go" thing. Thought it was very funny. Got to Watson Lake after a fairly long riding day. It is impossible to describe the great scenery let
alone trying to capture it on the camera but I have it "locked" in the old (and I mean old) memory banks. I left the Alcan and cruised Hwy. 2 thru Carmacks and Stewart Crossing into Dawson City. Planned to stay here for a couple of days also. Parked the KLR in front of the Downtown Hotel http://www.downtown.yk.net/index.html
and was immediately greeted by the owner, Dick Van Nostrand, well know Downtown Dick, who is also a rider. Very friendly fellow. And before you ask, "No", I am not a member of the Sourtoe Society (you will just have to look that up for yourself). I took a room that was across the street in the annex. There is a VERY nice spa there that I put it to good use. Dawson City is a great little town with dirt roads and board sidewalks. Has a very "Old West" atmosphere to it. Very cool internet access (it is in a bar and you can drink while typing). I had to go back a LOT and re-read stuff I think I typed :=) LOTS of travelers from around the world here and at night a very "party" attitude. I am too old for this :=) I received a weather report that says Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay will both be good for the next three days which is exactly what I was hoping for so I am out of here for the Artic Ocean.
Posted by Rick McDermed at June 07, 2006 12:00 AM GMT