We have had a few tough days since we left Sikanni RV Park. We drove to Tetsa Provincal park and stayed there one night. That was drying camping in a wooded park with a river running just outside our view. It was rainy until about 7:30 p.m. then the sun popped out and stayed out for a "very long time".
At Dawson Creek we were informed of a couple of "road out" situations. One was just west of Watson Lake about 90 miles. They have created a "pioneer road" around the problem. We checked today and between Watson Lake and the border there are about 6 working spots and some have one lane others just slow down. So it looks like we will head to Teslin as the first spot. Next night we will try to make Whitehorse. Then it looks like we will need at least one more night before we hit the border of Alaska.
We left there in bits and pieces with me being the last piece. Had trouble getting Herbie to wink and blink at me. I hate that, especially since I don't know squat about what to do next. I just got out some cotton swabs, my computer dust blowing can, a paper towel and the rubber mat. Unplugged and replugged everything and they worked fine. So I had a nice meandering drive down the road. Saw some meese (two moose = meese). A few robins flying over the road, but not too much else. Our next night was not tentatively set for Summit Lake. That was only about 40 miles up the road. The others had stopped at "Tetsa RV Campground Services" and bought sinful cinnamon buns and got on the internet to check the road situation. They found out that the repair was moving along so we decided to push on down the road to Liard Hot Springs Prov. park. We didn't go into the park but dry camped across the road at the large parking area. That is a common spot to dry camp. We did walk over to the Hot Springs park and down to the springs. Liz and I birded down thru the swamp. There were Chickadees, Canada Geese, Western Wood Pewee, Rose-Breasted Grosebeak and a little ground squirrel.
It was a early night for me. Blacked out the light and hit the sack early. We left the campground around 6 a.m. this morning. Stopped for gas at Contact Creek - make a note if you are coming this way that this will be about the cheapest gas since Dawson Creek and probably until you hit Alaska. We have been paying 1.499, 1.599 and 1.799 and they have it for 1.329 with a sign saying cheapest you'll get!
We arrived here at Watson Lake in the rain and got our spots about 10 a.m. That was about 130 miles. Doesn't sound like much does it? Try it! Then re-evaluate your thoughts. The park was fairly empty at that hour. You should see it now! The guy at the office said that by 6 p.m. he was usually out of sorts cuz of some of the customers coming in wanting prime spots - and none was available. So we intend to take off early tomorrow also. We aren't sure how far we will get because of the road problems. But we have several options lined up.
We did see several bears on the way from Liard Hot Springs. We also saw lots and lots of Bison. No pics as we were rolling. Okay, off to dinner.