June 20, 2012
I hit the mountains today. The scenery is great. Today was worth all the seat time. It was like a mix of Tetons and Yellowstone without the traffic. There were animals that are not tame like the ones around Yellowstone. If you stop to look, they disappear into the forest. I saw 5 moose, 9 bears, 10 bison, 3 herds of mountain sheep, and one caribou. I was unable to get a picture of the caribou.
It is incredibly beautiful. Hard to put it in words.
I am camping at Watson Lake. I had a walk through the sign forest. It is interesting. Look it up on the web.
I couldn’t find a campground that would take a tenter, only RVs, so I talked with a local (Garman-Wilson) who offered his back yard for tent space. He told me the tent campground in town was run by the government and flooded earlier so they will not be using it this year. So I camping in his yard. Just prior to meeting Garman-Wilson, I met 3 guys from Iowa and now they are camping there also. Garman-Wilson game me a flag of the Yukon Territory and would not accept payment for staying at his place. He opened up the house for use of the bathroom and shower if we wanted. And of course a hot shower is nice after a long days ride. Interest fact: the whole Yukon has less than 50,000 people in it. But has 150,000 moose.
I stayed up late into the night enjoying the comradely. At midnight the sun was still up. You can easily loss track of time here with so much daylight.
Hopefully this link will work it is to all the pictures today.