Down the Alaska Highway

Watson Lake Travel Blog

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Near the start of the Yukon River

As we continue our journey east we headed to Watson Lake.  The drive from Whitehorse to Watson Lake is one of the best for road conditions.  We started out with sun in Whitehorse and ran into clouds as we moved east.  Finally as we neared Watson Lake the skies cleared once again and we are actually warm for the first time in a long while. 

We stopped to eat by Swan Lake, but there were so many camper/motor homes in the pull off I took a few pictures and then we moved on to a less congested area. 

We also stopped at Rancheria Falls and took the short walk out to the falls. 

The remainder of the drive to Watson Lake was uneventful and we arrived in the early afternoon.

After getting set up we grabbed our sign and made our way to Sign Post Forest.  This is the location where the original builders of the Alaska Highway, homesick, posted their hometowns and the distance away.  Now it is a destination for those traveling the Alaska Highway to post their name and /or hometown.  We posted a sign with Jarrettsville on it the last time here and this time we put a sign with our name.  Over 60,000 signs populate the “forest”.

Tomorrow we start our drive down the Cassier Highway.  This is a notorious rough road, but it leads to the bears at Hyder.

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Near the start of the Yukon River
Near the start of the Yukon River
Through the windshield
Through the windshield
Teslin Lake
Teslin Lake
Longest bridge on the Alaska Highw…
Longest bridge on the Alaska High…
Simpson Peak
Simpson Peak
Swan Lake
Swan Lake
Craggy peaks
Craggy peaks
Flowers and Wye Lake
Flowers and Wye Lake
Wye Lake
Wye Lake
Signs and signs in Sign Post Forest
Signs and signs in Sign Post Forest
Our two signs
Our two signs
Hanging our new sign
Hanging our new sign
Our sign
Our sign
Sign Post Forest
Sign Post Forest
The growth of the forest
The growth of the forest
Rancheria Falls
Rancheria Falls
Watson Lake
photo by: silan