Paul & Jan's Fulltime Adventure travel blog

The longest span on the Alaska Highway

Our home base in Whitehorse

Hi Country RV Park

We had thought about staying another nite at Dawson Peaks Resort, but since the weather was so nasty, we pressed on.

The scenery through this area is magnificent, with the Cassiar Mountains and its foothills. We didn't see much wildlife due to the rainy weather, however there was one big bull buffalo grazing along the highway. As we neared Teslin we crossed the Nisutlin Bay Bridge, which is the longest water span on the Alaska Highway. The Nisutlin River forms the bay as it flows into Teslin Lake. Teslin Lake, which straddles the BC/YT border, is 86 miles long, averages 2 miles wide and has an average depth of 194 feet. At some places it is over 700 feet deep! It is a big one! The name 'Teslin' is taken from the Indian name for the lake - Teslintoo ("long water").

Our next stop was at Johnson's Crossing where we purchased 2 of their "world famous" Cinnamon Rolls. They were good, but the ones my Mom makes are better!

We headed on into Whitehorse, YT, where we would stay at the Hi Country RV Park for the next few days.

More to come on Whitehouse..........

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