Gladlee of Guernsey
America Spring/Summer 2022 (Page 2)
23rd April - 19th July - American RV trip
Yukon Motel, Yukon to Liard River Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada (via Alaska)
22nd May - Yukon Motel, Teslin First stop in the Yukon. A campground as part of the small motel. Full power
and water and a chance to dump black and grey waste, and have a meal out.
22nd May - Yukon Motel, Teslin
First stop in the Yukon. A campground as part of the small motel. Full power and water and a chance to dump black and grey waste, and have a meal out.
23rd May - Marsh Lake TP
Took a bit of finding as the road sign had gone missing. Turned around and found it ok. Biggish place with quite a few happy campers around. Lots of space though as all the long weekenders had left.
24th May Pine Lake TP, Haines Junction
A new stop for us but very enjoyable area.
25th May - Congdon Creek TP
A fairly short trip today takes us to a campground we have used before. Getting close to the destination.
26th May - Snag Junction TP
Our last stop before arriving in Alaska
27th May - Sourdough RV Park, Tok, Alaska
Made it. Our first stop in Alaska. A commercial site in the small town but still managed to get a walk in. Owner very helpful with a maintenance issue.
28th May - Birch lake SRS
Must be a holiday - this place was crowded. Even so we managed to find a spot. Last time we were here the lake was frozen solid - then thawed overnight.
29th May - Riley Creek CG, Denali NP
First stop in Denali National Park. Have to stop here to register before going any further into the park.
30th/31st May - Savage River, Denali NP
Moving further into the park - as far as we are allowed, this is a little bit more on the wild side. Great to see so many animals here including female moose and calf at close range.
1st/2nd June - Byer's Lake CG, Denali State Park
A first for us. This is Denali State Park not the National Park. Fairly spectacular in its own right. Next door is a war memorial for the Native Americans so we decide to take the marked track. Once we get there (a touch difficult) it was well worth it.
3rd/4th June - K'esugi Ken CG, Denali SP
5th June - Willow Creek SRA
Should have been called Mosquito Creek. They were the worst we have had.
6th June - Bird Creek SRA
With a name like this Julie was not going to miss it.
7th June - Clam Gulch SRA
Really nice quiet spot. We had been here before so expected it to be quiet. Nice walk down to the beach.
8th/9th June - Homer Spit RV Park
And here we are. the final destination. From here on in it will all be about our return to Phoenix. Homer is a great end destination though it does get a touch busy. Went out for dinner and couldn't find a restaurant with a vacant table. Finished up with beans on toast. We did however find the best bar in town - the Salty Dawg.
10th/11th June - Williwaw CG, NF
Really nice stop (again). Lovely walk through the trees to the visitor centre by the side of the lake at Portage.
12th June - Matanuska Glacier SRA
Stopped here before and even the glacier has retracted a little it is still spectacular.
13th June - Eagle Trail SRS
Our last stop in Alaska. The following day we managed to find a very friendly garage where they managed to fix a long standing issue with some disintegrated bushes (big washers).
14th June - Congdon Creek TP, Yukon, Canada
Seriously heading back now and again in the Yukon. Lots of black bear activity along the roads.
15th June - Dawson Peaks Resort RV Park, Teslin
We had planned to stay at the Yukon motel campground again but when we got there most of it was under water. Teslin Lake is about 75 miles long and about 3 miles wide. The water level was 23ft above normal with houses, vehicles etc. underwater. So we drive on a little and found this place. We have power and water and not overly expensive.
16th June - Watson Lake CG
This place is world famous - no exaggeration. There is a number plate forest here that covers acres with number plates from all over the world. The visitor centre are happy to provide hammer and nails to post your plates. We didn't have any plates but a friend had given us two of his ex plates. Very difficult to find a space.
17th/18th June - Liard River Hot Springs TP
One of our favourite places. Once you are camping here you have free access to the hot springs. One side is fairly cool then as you go further along they get warmer, hotter, boiling. Great relaxation.