Well, we made it, end of trip for 2010!!! We left Carcross early and headed for the summit of White Pass. We could see a storm approaching and there was no outrunning it. We opted for riding all 68 miles up and over the pass and into Skagway rather than camping along the way. We didn't want to camp in the middle of the storm and then try to ride into Skagway wet and cold the next day. So we made it a long hard day, but it was worth it.
We catch the ferry on Monday and will arrive in Bellingham, WA on Friday.
Thanks for following our trip. We will let you all know when we get another one planned.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Left Whitehorse very early to avoid the heat forecast for today. We got to Caribou Crossing about noon -- just in time to avoid riding in the 90 degree weather. We spent the afternoon enjoying the museum and mushing dog demonstrations. The whole place closed up by 5:00 p.m. and we had the place to ourselves -- except for 2 RV's and the barking of lots of mushing dogs. We were told that it might be possible to see the northern lights tonight, so we kept checking, but saw nothing but lots of stars.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
We spent some time unpacking the rental car and repacking our trikes. Then it was time for showers and laundry. We also did a little more shopping for last minute items we need for the final three day push to Skagway. We spent the rest of the day reading and relaxing. Cal will return the rental car tonight and we will make our final preparations for an early departure on the trikes tomorrow morning.
Got up early and headed out in the rental car for Carcross for breakfast. Then we drove on to Tagish and then Atlin. We were soooooo glad we didn't try to ride our trikes up the Atlin road. It was miles of construction and loose gravel and HILLS. We rested and relaxed and spent the day being tourists. We ended up back in Whitehorse watching kids (in their 20's) jumping off the cliffs at Miles Canyon. Our camping neighbors joined us for some nice conversation and we agreed to meet again for more camping fun.
We got a neighbor here at the campground to drive us to the airport so we could pick up our rental car. We immediately drove to Walmart for supplies and then had lunch and headed out for some sightseeing. We drove back north to Lake LaBerge and then spent the rest of the day soaking our old, tired bodies at Takhini Hot Springs. We had dinner there and drove back to our campground in Whitehorse were a 49th birthday party was in progress for our camping neighbor. Hit the sack just as "quite time" arrive at 11:00 p.m.