Beaver Creek, Yukon Territory to Destruction Bay, YT
Miles Driven Today:
111 miles
Total Miles of Trip:  
858 miles
Hours on the Road:  
5 hours
Started At:  
9:30 am
Stopped for the Day:  
2:30 pm
    We’re writing this from a place called Destruction Bay, on the banks of the Kluane Lake.  I remembered this as being a beautiful lake, paralleling the roadway for several miles, and wanted to stay here because we had another short day and I thought we’d be able to get some beautiful pictures.  Not today.

    We left Beaver Creek in the rain and cold and drove the whole day without any let up in the rain.  For the first 50 miles, there was not a single commercial enterprise except campgrounds.  And then there was a bakery and creperie!  With French-speaking people baking wonderful breads and cinnamon buns and serving hot chocolate.  Ben had to drag me back out to the road.  They have only been there a month so, if you are passing along the Alaska Highway, stop at the Pine Valley Bakery and Lodge.
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Day 21 - Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Driving it home in the rain!
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    All of the rivers and streams we pass are over their banks but, thus far, there has been no flooding on the roads we’ve been travelling.  The road surfaces, though, are pretty poor.  The Alcan has a reputation for being a bad road but, when we travelled it in 2001, it was so much better than others we had been on, that it didn’t seem all that rough to us.  It’s not potholes, it is just that the road surface has sunken in random but frequent indentions.  In other words, there might be a spot 12 inches wide, 6 inches deep, and 8 feet long suddenly appear in your path.  And it could be parallel or perpendicular to our direction of travel.  We were driving as slow as 15 mph in an effort to avoid them but those people in the giant motorhomes were bouncing all over the road.  Occationally we would come to a mile of roadway tat was in good shape but as soon as we would think that we were finally past the rough areas we would come to another one.

    So, no pictures of beautiful lakes today.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be better.
Ben loading the car this morning in the rain.  There is virtual
The clouds hung about as low as the roadway as we passed this m
The rivers and streams were all high and running fast.  We keep
My first thought is “Thank God for Rain-x.”  My second thought