Damn! I stayed up late last night to do my post, and it obviously didn't go through!
When we awoke in Tok it was still snowing and more so, strong winds. It was quite frigid packing up the cars, especially since we hadn't brought hats and gloves in with us.
The roads were snow packed and very slippery. Many times it felt as though the car was on ice skates! That slowed us down a bit, and then we hit the border where it took almost an hour to get through. There were only 4 cars ahead of us which made us nervous since it was taking so long, but once we got up there they just wanted to see our vaccination cards and negative Covid test; asked a few questions; and then off we went.
We continued to hit some snow in Canada, but there was also the challenge in both Alaska and this part fo Canada of the frost heaves in the roads that you don't see until you're right on top of them. If you're going a good speed (which you usually are as we've never seen anyone patroling the roads) you can end up airborne!
The colors and contrasts along the way continue to be spectacular. There are the bright yellows of the trees contrasting with the deep color green of the evergreens. On the mountains, that contrast would go halfway up, and then the freeze and snowline hit where the trees were frozen and snow covered.
We didn't pull into Whitehorse until 6:30, and then still had to get checked in; pick up some dinner; etc. I stayed up to post around 10, but knowing we had to get up at 5:30 for our long drive today, I obvioulsy failed to publish it all correctly.
This blog only allows you to publish one photo, but if you go into the photo album, you'll see many other pictures from each day.