Total Miles: 5,234
Day 1: Eielson AFB to Haines Junction
Miles Driven: 479
So on June 28th, 2017 we left our home for the past 3 years and 7 months! We woke up at 4:15am and left at 5:45am. Within the first 40 minutes Leighlyn got carsick and I remember thinking “what in the world did we get ourselves into?!” She had never gotten carsick before so it was definitely not expected! As I’m writing this we’re on day 4 and it hasn’t happened again. At around 7am we saw our first bit of wildlife! A bull moose with a huge rack! At 9:30 we stopped in Tok for gas and breakfast sandwiches. We crossed the Canadian border at around noon. We finally arrived in Haines Junction at 3:55 and checked into the Alcan Motor Inn. We then ate at a local restaurant, Frosties which was delicious!
Day 2: Haines Junction to Teslin
Miles Driven: 210
We started June 29th at 530am leaving the hotel at 6:45am. At 830am we stopped in Whitehorse to grab breakfast. We were supposed to be driving to Watson Lake this day but we heard a lot of terrible things about the area so we decided to hang out in Whitehorse and just go a little bit farther to Teslin. This ended up being an awesome idea because we found a great park for Leighlyn to play at in Whitehorse. We also saw the Trans-Canadian trail and the Yukon River! We ate lunch at a place called The Deli. At 1230pm we left Whitehorse and made our way to Teslin. At 1:45 we arrived at the Yukon Motel and Restaurant, unloaded, explored and ate some dinner!
Day 3: Teslin, YK to Fort Nelson, BC
Miles Driven: 480
On June 30th we left at 5:35am! This is the day we saw TONS of wildlife. At 6:50 we saw our first black bear right on the side of the road! We made a rest stop at 8am and then had lunch at 11am. We saw our second bear at 11:15am, again right on the side of the road. At 11:30am we filled up at Coal River Lodge. At 11:50am we saw a mommy and cub black bear. At 12:30pm we came across a herd of Bison (probably around 50) and then bear number five. At 2:05pm we saw 3 Doll Sheep on the side of the road and then at 3:35pm we saw a herd of Doll Sheep up in the cliff by the road. We stopped for a minute and they all got up and left. As we were getting back in the car, they came up onto the road right next to us! By the end of the day we had seen 10 bears. We arrived at our Super 8 in Fort Nelson around 6:30pm and ate dinner at Boston Pizza!
Day 4: Fort Nelson, BC to Grand Prairie, AB
Miles Driven: 366