Iskut, British Columbia
Mountain Shadow RV Park & Campground
Yesterday we drove into Watson Lake. I drove as Bill still wasn't feeling well. Bill stayed home, and I went with Harry and Carlena to turn in our Yukon passports at the visitor's center.
Boo, has also been under the weather but she curled up in Bill's lap while he was sitting on the floor. I think the two them watched three movies on TV without moving. Their eyes might have been closed through a few of the movies.
We talked with the ladies at the Watson Lake Information Center. They told us that the Cassius Highway was open and the fires weren't as bad, since they had two days of rain.
We have a goal of crossing the border south of Winnipeg by August 1, which means we are driving longer than we usually do.
Traveling over the same roads we came up, is not something we like to do. We all agreed, we should have time to detour back up the Alaska Highway and take the Cassius.
When I made the turn onto route 37, I wasn't even sure it was a road. There are no lines or shoulders, but the road smoothed out the further we went. It still had the areas, where the road was gone and they put gravel down.
There wasn't much traffic and most of the time, I could drive right down the middle of the road. The scenery was breathtaking.
After we were set up in this park, we decided to take the path down to the lake. As we walked down the row of 10 sites, I saw Sharon and Roger getting in their truck.
We chatted for while and I found a treat for Hickory. Yes, this is the famous Hickory that writes a great blog. We saw Roger and Sharon in Palmer, Whitehorse, and here. Janice and Robin are also here. It's a very small world.
Harry and Bill drove the trucks into "town" for fuel. $1.38 a liter for diesel. We ended up driving to Taogga Lake for a great dinner. They had poutine!
I have no cell phone signal, but this park has a very limited WIFI that won't even post a photo. I'll go ahead and post this and hopefully can add photos tomorrow night.
Roger and Sharon stopped by to visit. She told me she heard there was no cell phone service along the entire highway.