Day 6 – Dawson Creek, BC to Fort Nelson, BC

Today was one of our shortest drives. It was our first day on the Alaskan Highway.

We met a nice couple at our motel in Dawson Creek this morning. They are going to Alaska and were stopping in Fort Nelson, too. They were both retired and are from Michigan.

We saw small black bear run across the road about 50 miles outside of Dawson Creek. Those suckers sure can run fast! That was pretty much it for wild life sitings. We were diligently on the lookout for moose and elk since there were numerous warning signs. We saw not a one. Maybe tomorrow will be better. In all fairness, we (Tom did all the driving today) drove in the rain quite a bit. It would come and go.

Most of our trip took us through rolling hills with mostly fir trees and Aspens lining the road. We were pleasantly surprised to find the Alaskan Highway is a wide two lane road in very good condition for the most part. There were short parts which where rough but in general they were very short.

The Powder River valley was the most scenic place we drove through. We had to descend a long winding hill to the river bridge (the river is big here) but the trip up on the other side was not nearly as steep. The bluffs on the north side of the crossing were quite steep, almost cliffs. We didn’t stop for pictures because traffic was pretty heavy there and there were not many good places to pull off the road.

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4 Responses to Day 6 – Dawson Creek, BC to Fort Nelson, BC

  1. David Whitten says:

    Good shot. And, you don’t even look like tourists. Ha. After watching the show on National Geographic, Alaskan Troopers, I don’t envy those who live there in the winter. Compared with Texas Troopers, those folks are friendly. I hear that there are sections, towns, counties where alcohol is strictly prohibited due to the problems that have occurred. You are not missing anything in Texas other than record heat.

  2. Hi, guys! What a great picture in front of such a colorful sign! I hope your trip to Watson Lake was uneventful. I tried calling tonight but it immediately went to voice mail. You are not missing anything in Alabama either except for hot and dry weather! Let me hear from you when you have a chance!

    Love,
    Nance

  3. Allison says:

    Awesome brother pic!

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