|Cold Beer, Laptop and Bloging Away|
in Inuvik, NT
We stopped outside the local hotel to send one email (WiFi hotspot) and down the paved road we went. (That is the two miles of paved road to the airport.) The goal today was to drive the entire 476 miles back down to Dawson. Sheila, from the Visitor Center, had told us that they drive all the way to Whitehorse in twenty-four hours. Whitehorse is six hours past Dawson. Remember we are talking of a rough dirt road 30mph to 50mph.
|Ogilvie Mountain Range|
We made excellent time and arrived at the turnoff for the Dempster Highway at 7:30pm. We made it in 13 driving hours. The truck was plastered with mud. At the turn off, there was a car wash and I pulled in. I put on shower shoes, slid on some shorts and used the pressure spray to take off a couple of layers of mud. We drove a few miles down to the Klondike Territorial campground, checked in, took a shower, ate dinner and man did that bed feel good!
That is what we did and saw.