This morning we got up a little earlier than usual and got unhooked and ready to go. I took a couple last shots of Tok RV Village with the brilliant autumn aspens. Then we drove past the office and honked to let Rose know we were leaving. 🙁
Within ninety miles we were at the border of the Yukon. This crossing into Canada was much easier than the crossing at the Washington border. We were on our way!
We had hit frost heaves in the road on our way up in May and hoped that by the time we returned the road would be fixed. It actually seemed almost worse. This time we had to wait fifteen minutes for a pilot truck to lead us past the road construction. I used the time to finish the book we had been reading, The Lost Gospel: the Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot by Herbert Krosney. By the time I finished reading we were on good road again.
I had acquired a 2011 copy of The Milepost while at Tok RV Village. Before working there, I’d never heard of the book, but with this book I got the best of both worlds. I had to look up most of the time to watch for mile post markers, and when I found them I could read to Mark the significant parts. For instance, as we were approaching Takhini Hot Springs turn off where we’d stayed on our way up, I discovered that Takhini comes from the Tagish Indian words tahk (mosquito) and heena (river). Since I was doing more watching of the scenery, I was fascinated with the autumn colors and the mountains. Here are some of the pictures I took in the Yukon: