$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.