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On the road to Whitehorse

Continental Divide

Took a break at the Continental Divide to put the car cover...

Of course, we had to clean the front first.

George Johnston Museum Teslin, Yukon

George Johnston's Car, not a replica, the real deal!

Great little museum

Great wildlife displays in a small museum

Nice owl

Inclement weather, but great cloud and mountain views


It is raining a bit and has been raining on and off the last couple of days. We have not had to use our car cover/bra, but should have today. What a messy, muddy, rocky piece of road just outside of Teslin.

We stopped at the Continental Divide to take pictures. This is the point where two of the largest drainage systems divide; the Yukon River and the Mackenzie River. The Yukon River travels north eventually draining into the Bering Sea and the Mackenzie River eventually ends at the Beaufort Sea which is the Arctic Ocean.

We took a look at the car and yikes, what a mess! We have water, so we whipped out the bucket and washing implements. We were unsure of what we may encounter ahead. We bought a car cover for this trip some years ago. It was time to use it. Wish we had been smarter and put it on before we left Watson Lake. We managed to get the car clean enough to put the cover on. Forgot to take a picture when we were done.

My "Yukon Explorers Passbook" has a stop in Teslin to visit the George Johnston Museum. We were stopping in Teslin for diesel anyway because the Downtown RV host gave us a business card that took 4 cents a litre (about 15 cents) off of fuel. Every little bit helps. So, after fueling up, we visited this little gem of a museum.

What a great stop. The film was really interesting. The museum is supposed to have the largest Tlingit artifact collection in the Yukon. George Johnson was a trapper, trading post operator, photographer and had the first Taxis service in the Yukon. A delightful story!

I would like to mention the abundance of beautiful lakes, rivers and off the road exploring opportunities there have been as we travel this part of the world. It is truly amazing and a revelation for me.

The Milepost has been really helpful in identifying where we are and where we are going. The Milepost is also a little overwhelming. It is so detailed, it is hard to comprehend and read. The typeface is really small framing in so much information. If we stopped at every viewpoint, visitor's center, historic roadhouse, bridge or museum, I am not sure how long the trip would be. Certainly more than one summer. I am glad to have the Milepost, but I am also glad to have the "Alaska Camping" book by Mike & Terri Church. The Church's book covers a lot, but is much easier to read. One more thing, when it comes to Mile Markers, there is Historic Mile Marker's and the actual Mile Marker when navigating and using either of these books. The mile markers are not placed nice and neat along the roadways like our freeways in the lower 48. You do need to keep track using your odometer or tripometer.

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