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Teslin Lake, The Yukon

Monday, May 28, 2007

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Again we are one of the last Alaska-bound RVers to leave the campground in the morning. Not sure why we always leave later than most, but we do. As usual several RVers take off at 6am. We wake up at the sound of the diesels, look at our watches and then go back to sleep :-)

We have a 180 mile trip to Teslin Lake, The Yukon today.
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Our first stop is for a short hike to a waterfall.
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We make a few other short stops, but our most memorable part of the trip is the 15 km of gravel road that we drive on. Slow, bumpy and most of all: DUSTY where it’s dry, and muddy where it’s wet.
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We arrive at Teslin Lake and after we set up, Jere washes the worst of the mud off the trailer. We have a snack and a bald eagle flies overhead and lands on the spruce tree at the end of the campground, so we get to watch the eagle while we eat our snack.
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Then we take off to look at the wildlife exhibit here at the RV Park. Later we drive up the road to look at the area. We had hoped to visit at least one of the two museums here, but they are both still closed for the season. They both look nice from the outside, so we’re disappointed.

We stop by the Teslin Lake to read the signs about the area
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And then also stop by the Tlinglit museum to look at the totem poles outside the building.
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The evening is spent relaxing and watching one of two TV stations here, APTN (Aboriginal People Television Network). It has some interesting shows.

Joe had trouble falling asleep last night and has requested that his skylight be covered, so we spend some time making his room darker. It stays light til 11-11:30 at night this far north. Within the next week it will be light til midnight, so we are using covers, pillows and pieces of cardboard to block out as much light from the bedrooms as we can. It's harder to sleep when it's still light outside than we thought it would be :-)

Posted by jengelman 07:53 Archived in Canada Tagged family_travel

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