Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 92 – Whitehorse Yukon to Junction of Cassiar Highway & Alaskan Highway

August 16, 2010

Today’s Miles: 254
Total Miles to Date: 7029
Miles Remaining: 2995

There is no internet here and most likely we will not have internet access until we get to Hyder.

Lunch Stop Teslin Lake

We traveled a little farther than usual today. We originally planned to stop and spend the night about midway between Whitehorse & the junction of Cassiar Highway and the Alaskan Highway. When we stopped for lunch, we had 147 miles left, so we decided to just drive the rest of the way.

We are now dry camping at the junction along with many others waiting for the pilot vehicle in the morning. The Cassiar Highway is closed for approximately 71 kilometers due to a forest fire. Attempts will be made to pilot traffic between 09:00 and 18:00. There is no guarantee of any openings due to erratic fire behavior and heavy smoke. If there is a convoy in the morning, we will be back on track for Hyder Alaska.

Fellow Travelers Line Up Waiting for Tomorrow’s Convoy

Others Join the Wait behind Us

The sky is hazy due to the smoke in the air. It was much worst about 25 miles before the junction when we were in a valley. The forest fire started over three weeks ago. The fire is lightning caused.


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