As far as the eye can see is forest - and the smells - man you can't beat the scent of pine and grass and clover...Although it was sunny, it was cool and at Tetsa River I pulled in to get fuel and a coffee - what a funky little place and as I was soon to find out there are many unique and quirky places along the road.
My first impression of the place was the sign on the fuel pump.
Well - the price was $1.54 a litre so I can understand the sign! (As I would find out later at Muncho Lake though $1.54 was CHEAP! Muncho is well know for gouging people and the price there was a shocking $1.84 per litre! OUCH))
I had a giant cinnamon bun and a coffee, the cinnamon bun was fresh out of the oven and gooey, the coffee was hot and really good but man $7 was a wee bit steep....the cost of trucking supplies up here makes everything far more expensive.
The scenery in this part of the country is stunning. The roads are filled with big sweepers and lots of game.
|Caribou on the side of the road licking salt|
|A buffalo enjoying the sun on the side of the road|
I saw mountain goats, Dahl sheep, buffalo, caribou, black bear and moose. It was fabulous - the mountains, the rivers, the canyons - I can not express how gorgeous - my senses were on over load.
I got in to Watson Lake at about 2:30 in the afternoon and went and spent some time in the worlds largest display of stolen property - the Sign Forest!
|The Lobby of the Big Horn Hotel|
|My room - not large, but comfortable and clean with a really, really great bed!|
Later that evening, Dewey took me for supper with some of his friends from Brinks and then for a tour of some of the area businesses that are rider friendly. One business was the Air Force Lodge which is rider owned. What a beautiful property and Mike is so friendly. His patrons love him too.
I already have so many stories to share with you - tomorrow I will share articles on Nugget City and Dawson Peaks - two of our Rider Friendly Business Association member businesses and the trip from Watson in to Whitehorse...Until tomorrow - ride safe everyone!
Belt Drive Betty