Dramatic landscapes along the Alaska Highway which, as I’ve learned today in Watson Lake’s visitor center, was built in a mere nine months right after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
This is one of the favorite moments from the past month on the road.
Big Horn sheep hanging out right by a mountain pass.
A caribou — I’m slowly getting better at telling northern animals apart!
This mighty bison temporarily blocked off the highway just as the second movement of Beethoven’s Sixth was playing on the satellite radio. It could not have been a better match.
The weather has been more volatile; a mix of sun and rain. It had been pouring for twenty minutes when we reached this valley…
… and saw a double rainbow!
This one ended so close from the highway that I was tempted to hike out and “touch” it.
A bison herd that we encountered a few turns farther west.
A second after the baby bison had run onto the road, the parent followed — to protect it, I guess?
An early evening shot of Liard River.
The hot springs there were fantastic: minimalist design, not overrun, and in the middle of bear country — it took three attempts to reach the springs; the first two had to be abandoned because of three black bears in the area, one of which apparently checked out the women’s changing room before being scared away by a park ranger.
Ice hockey at the Recreation Center in Watson Lake, Yukon — on August 1st!
The famous sign post forest with more than 75,000 number plates and road signs from all over the world. Of course I had to look for pointers to my own hometown…
… and I found one! Tomorrow we’re off to Whitehorse, YT where we’ll stock up on groceries and place a few Skype calls.