Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Whitehorse, YT to Mayo, YT

This morning started out looking like it would not be a travel day after all.  It was snowing and actually sticking to the ground.




We decided to try waiting it out to see if it would let up, and finally things looked better by late morning.  We got things ready to go and pulled up to the propane and diesel pumps at Pioneer RV Park where we have been staying.  We took 46.6 litres of propane at $1.039 per litre.  It has been so cold since heading out on this trip that the propane tank was already down to half full in only 9 days.  The campground gives a $.03 per litre discount on fuel and we added 58.4 litres at $1.358 (the discounted price).  We were finally underway.  At this point, we have passed the last exit into downtown Whitehorse and are approaching our exit that will eventually take us to Dawson City and the Top of the World Highway.



Our lunch stop is the rest area at Fox Lake Burn.



This photo is as we are approaching Carmacks, YT.



Getting ready to cross the Yukon River bridge at Carmacks, YT.



We’re ready to cross the Pelly River bridge at Pelly Crossing.



As we cross the Stewart River, we can see ice chunks floating down the river.



After crossing the bridge at Stewart Crossing, we turn right at the junction with the Silver Trail (Yukon Highway 11) to Mayo, Elsa and Keno.  This is the road headed to Mayo, our planned overnight stop.




After another 32 miles, we found that the free campgrounds in town aren’t really amenable to larger RV’s and it was getting late.  So we headed about a mile north of town to the Bedrock Motel which had a full hookup site available with 30amp electric, water, and sewer for $25.  Our plan for tomorrow is to take the truck and drive the rest of the road to Keno and possibly move on to another location in the afternoon.  We did have one wildlife sighting today:  1 bald eagle


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