Alaska Highway (a.m.) / Watson Lake (p.m.), Canada

  • Date
  • 24 November 2001
  • Lodging
  • Belvedere Motor Hotel
  • Distance
  • 693 KM
  • Total
  • 231556 KM

This is simple, but glorious country out here in nowhere, British Colombia. I know we’re crazy to drive the Alaska Highway in the winter, but the countryside is just spectacular, and I can’t imagine driving it during a more beautiful time of year. Man has not messed up much along this part of the world, and when we do occasionally run into people – in small towns with none having more than a few thousand, and many with just a few hundred – they are laid-back, interested and generous. I’ve had more small gifts offered to me from workers at motels and gas stations than ever before.