We had so much fun on this part of the journey, we thought we’d recap a few of our favorite places!
Many of you know, we love to geocache and to get away from the hustle and bustle. We parked The Dip for a night in the Buckinghorse River Lodge parking lot (freebie) and drove the car back south for 15 miles to check out Sikanni Chief Falls.
Yes, there is a cache there that hadn’t been visited in over two years and we’d been told the falls were spectacular. Turned out the falls were spectacular, and yes, we found the cache. If you are reading our North to Alaska blogs you’ve already seen this story.
Over the next week, we’d visit Fort Nelson, Liard River Hot Springs, Watson Lake, and Teslin before arriving in Whitehorse. Fort Nelson was just a good overnight stop. The hot springs were awesome as were the wildlife sightings in the area. The wood bison herd in this area is rebuilding at a good pace; lots of young calves this year. The Watson Lake signpost forest is amazing; signs from all over the world – many are handmade, but several cities are missing their metal name signs! Watson Lake is also home to the Northern Lights Centre where we enjoyed an interesting video on Black Holes and another on the aurora borealis.
Teslin was our favorite stop that week! We’ve gotten into setting up The Dip into whatever campground or RV park we’re spending the night in, and touring later in the afternoon and evening. So, leaving The Dip in the Teslin Lake campground, we wandered in for a late lunch at the only restaurant in town (which is also where the only RV park in town is as well). Next to the restaurant is a small shop featuring local artists, the normal touristy stuff, and an awesome wildlife gallery. The taxidermy quality was excellent and each display has a story on how the animals had perished – most victims of nature. We truly enjoyed the photography on display in the George Johnston Museum. Johnston, a Tlingit Indian captured the soul and story of this tribe with his camera in the 1920-30s.
Walking through the Tlingit cemetery along the shores of Nisutlin Bay was a history lesson in the making. The tribe builds fences to surround each individual grave site and we were pleased to see that many of the wood signs were still readable.
Click here for our article “A Day in Whitehorse” at http://www.wavejourney.com.
Lovely waterfall shot!
I would love those hot springs — and the towns you’re exploring sound fascinating. We’re definitely going to be following in your tracks in the next couple of years. 🙂
Laurel, Yep, you would LOVE those hot springs. You can get as hot or cool as you would like….