$0: Donjek River Bridge, Yukon
Although today was mostly about driving, there were a few rewards.
Takhini Hot Springs was a great stop, since I missed the Liard River Hot Springs earlier in the drive (I missed the stop, and there’s no place to turn around for miles, and miles, and miles…). What a treat.
They have hot, and hotter, pools. Great view and staff. And all for just CA$12.50. There were only a few people there, and doing the back-float in the hot water helped melt away the stress of driving so many miles.
But I did stop in Haines Junction for a little custard.
At this point in the drive, the mountains are even more impressive. Thankfully, the drive is relatively flat.
I stopped at the bottom end fo Kluane Lake for some drone fun.
(If you;re wondering, the background music track is “The Flying Nun” theme…)
I probably drove too long, but finally stopped along the Alaska Highway, at the Donjek River Bridge. Just a few fire-pits. No one else around. I backed into a secluded site, just out of view of the road, and enjoyed this panoramic view. My Billy Goat Gruff moment.
I’ll try to fix the jerkiness of this video later, but I had some more drone fun at the campsite.
The sun didn’t set until after 10pm. At midnight, I poked my head out the door, and it was still dusk, although the moon was rising.
On to Fairbanks today. The road seems to be getting worse.
4 thoughts on “Day 16”
I love the nod to The Flying Nun! Great photos and videos. Roll on!
I think you’ll cross into Alaska near Tok where we stayed the night. From there the next morning Dad was ambulanced to Fairbanks (205 miles?). Thank heavens there is/was a small medical clinic in tiny Tok with a real doctor who diagnosed Dad’s pain as pancreatitis & sent him on his way with the volunteer EMTs. (If an ambulance passes you, don’t try to keep up – they go 80! I followed Dad’s for a few miles at that speed and then realized they’d take good care of him until I got to the hospital – I made it 20 minutes later.) The hospital is beautiful and BIG – Dad was there a week.
Take care – stay safe.
Love, Mom & Dad
These wide-panorama drone videos are beautiful, and I mean that!… But…
Let’s see a nice close up of the bug collection that I’m sure is amassing on the grill… 😉
Beautiful, Dan. Your photographs, videos and blog are quite the talk of the Delaware Valley musical community.