A little more about the Toad River Lodge. Our cabin sat right on a lake created by a beaver dam over by the tent camp site. We met a great couple from England who were touring for 5 months on a couple of BMW GS's. The couple in the cabin next to ours were on a Honda Goldwing pulling a trailer. They had a huge duffel loaded on the top. They had taken a year off from their jobs and are touring the US and Canada.
After a dinner of Salmon burgers and Chicken noodle soup we sat on our front porch sipping bourbon and enjoying the view across the lake. Our entertainment was a family of Moose that were bathing on the far side.
Another early start from the Toad River Lodge. There was full sun at 4:30am and Jon was ready by 5:15. The little heater in the room barley brought the temprature up to 65 degrees. For Jon, that's Arctic. We decided to wait for breakfast as the lodge staff were still in bed when we left.
We ran into another 10 mile stretch of road resurfacing. At least it didn't rain on us this time. After a while we did see a heard of Bison along side the road. There were 3 motor homes coming from the opposite direction that had pulled over to check them out. As the motorhomes pulled toward the herd onto the road, a very large bull stepped out into our lane to keep everyone away from his herd. We had to stay way over on the opposite lane while we passed. I kept a careful eye on him as he was close enough to quick charge and make a mess of things.
We stopped in Watson Lake for a butt break. We found this odd park that is a sign post forest. There must have been two million signs in the park. We wandered around for 20 minutes and didn't see it all. There was also some antique road equipment, all operated by cables.
Our stop for the night was supposed to be the Rancheria Lodge. When we arrived at 11:00am we filled up the tanks and were trying to decide if we should continue on or not. Jon went to use the restroom and when he got back the decision was made. The restrooms were just two guest rooms left open for people to use the bathroom. Lunch was not to our liking either, so we hot-footed it outta there.
The next place to stop would have been the little town of Teslin. Nice looking facilities, but we were only 110 miles from Whitehorse, which was supposed to be our stop tomorrow night. We arrived in Whitehorse at around 4:20. 10 hours and 485 miles today. We actually picked up an extra day by extending our daily rides.
After dropping our luggage into our room, we headed down to the river to check out the S.S. Klondike. We had dinner at one of the local bars and settled in for the night.
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