We got a good start this morning. The temperature was in the low 50's most of the day, but dropped down as low as 47 up in the mountains. Unfortunately there was a light rain and thick fog so we couldn't see the mountains or the scenic overlooks. We did, however have a small bear cross the road right in front of us. He was very cute! We went through some more construction and unpaved gravel and dirt sections of road. Those were a little unnerving, but as the Canadians say "No worries, Eh!"
We stopped for gas at the Tetsa River campground and got some of their delicious cinnamon buns!
Around noon, the fog lifted and we could see the stunning views of the mountains and rivers. We even saw a group of stone sheep and an elk or caribou on the roadside!
We stopped at the Toad River Lodge for gas, food, and real bathrooms! (Most of these stops along the Alaska Highway just have out houses.)
Most of the road ran along side rivers that were crystal clear and aqua blue. The view as we drove along Muncho lake were just amazing. The pictures really can't show how beautiful it really is, and how amazing the water looks.
We ran through some rain in the afternoon, se we decided not to stop at the hot springs. After the rain let up we passed a herd of Buffalo grazing by the side of the road, and saw several more lone buffalo throughout the day. It was like driving through a National Park all day. I had my camera ready to snap at any moment! Most of the photos are through the front window, so you can only imagine how beautiful it was for real.
We crossed into the Yukon Territory this evening just before we stopped for the night in Watson Lake at the Big Horn Hotel. We spotted a few more bear along the road just outside of town! We are getting close to the end of our journey. This last leg is so beautiful though that we are enjoying it. We are definalty ready to be there and get settled. The girls keep asking why we just drive and stay in a hotel and drive and stay in a hotel... and why don't we live at a house anymore?