We have been without sufficient wifi to load pictures until today, so I will catch up on our blogging! We headed North from Hinton on June 15th, traveling through Grand Prarie, into British Columbia, and stopping for the night in Dawson Creek. The Alaskan Highway begins in Dawson Creek, and w e planned on driving it in sections of 300 miles. Day 2 we made it to Fort Nelson, and ended up camped at a RV Park next to a museum. Lots of old US Army stuff from the WW2 construction of the highway! Day 3 we drove through Stone Mtn Provincial Park and camped at Muncho Lake Provincial Park, only a 150 miles down the road! Muncho Lake was just too pretty to drive by without stopping, and we were all glad for the respite from the road. We camped right on the lake and watched Bald Eagles fishing.
Day 4 it was back to logging miles, but our journey was sprinkled with bear sightings! We saw at least 6 bears along the way, and Charlie got some good pictures. We also saw lots of buffalo.
We drove across the Border into Alaska without any problems with Customs, and continued 90 miles into Tok, Alaska. We arrived at the Yukon RV Park at 11:00 a.m. and decided to stop driving and check out our first Alaskan town. It was a good thing that we stopped, because the Jeep had a flat tire from a rock cut from the gravel! We were fortunate to be camped near Northern Energy, where a very competent technician looked at the tire ano showed us it was not repairable. He had difficulty locating a replacement tire, and we had to wait until Monday for the new tire to arrive at Tok!
We we were very fortunate that we noticed the tire in time to prevent the rim from being damaged!