I made it a few kilomters past Whitehorse Yukon Territory last night. Between road construction having all the motels filled with crewmen and all the turn outs filled with there equipment I looked for a campground. With the late spring...and flooding most of these were closed. But I finally found a quiet little spot where I parked my car and slept inside it. It was a little rough with the sun not really setting this time of year. But when I would wake up I could see down river where the light played on a mountainside.
But sleeping in the car was well worth it after the incredible drive through British Columbia and into the Yukon. Nine Black Bears including a mother with three cubs. Wild Horses, Moose, Elk, Big Horn Sheep and even Bison were out in force. The Bison even managed to stop traffic by standing in the road! And the views through the Canadian Rockies are incredible! This morning I was awake early so I hit the road early and that payed off too! The road from Whithehorse to Alaska passes through some of Kluane
National Park in the Yukon. I was in awe of this park! One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.
For the most part I was the only one on the roads. But at 615am I was driving on a road that runs between a big mountain and an even bigger lake. I had just passed a caution sign about Big Horn Sheep using the roadway when I rounded a bend. What I saw weren't Sheep. Two beautiful Grizzlies were crossing the road in front of me. As I stopped they ran toward my car and crossed the road again only about 30 feet away from me. I'm pretty sure it was a male and female out courting! They looked at me a couple of times before running up the embankment and disappearing. My pictures are not the best but I was shooting through the dirty windshield.....no way was I opening any door or window with them coming straight at me. I'm now settled in Tok Alaska for the night.
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