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The two RV Gypsies drove from
Watson's Lake, through Teslin, and on to Whitehorse.
The roads they encountered are a must-see!
June 1, 2009
Yukon flag
Teslin is located on the Alaska Highway at Historic Milepost 804. The village is accessible via a short side road west from the highway, just north of the Nisutlin Bay Bridge. Teslin is 111 miles southwest of Whitehorse and has a population of about 450.

Driving from Watson's Lake through Teslin on the Alaska Highway was quite an adventure. There were a lot of unpaved, gravel dirt roads. It was impossible to keep the car or motorhome clean. Every vehicle on the road or in campgrounds were covered in dust. The windshield of the two RV Gypsies' car had all little chips in it.

Advice to people: Before driving the Alaska Highway, cover your entire car or at least the windshield. There were a lot of windshield repair businesses along the road - that should tell everyone something.

unpaved, gravel dirt road
unpaved, gravel dirt road
ABOVE & BELOW: One of several gravel/dirt roads and a typical truck that does not slow down, thereby throwing dust and dirt all over the car and motorhome of the Two RV Gypsies and every vehicle it passes.
semi-truck throwing gravel at the two RV Gypsies
semi-truck throwing gravel at the two RV Gypsies
Check out these signs - no kidding!!!!
sign - caution loose gravel
sign- extreme dusty conditions
Two other gravel roads - no divider lines of course
gravel roads - no divider lines
gravel roads - no divider lines
BELOW: One of several narrow bridges- driving a big rig through here was not fun - plus a very dirty car - thank goodness for the "California Car Duster" - it cleans a car almost as good as a car wash - but the next travel day, the dirt comes again to cover the two RV Gypsies, motorhome and toad.
narrow bridge
dirty toad of the two RV Gypsies
The Continental Divide divides two of the largest drainage systems in North America - The Yukon River and Mackenzie River watersheds. Water draining west from this point forms the Swift River. This river drains into the Yukon River and continues a northwest journey of 2,300 miles to the Bering Sea (Pacific Ocean). Water that drains to the east forms the Rancheria River which flows into the Liard River than into the Mackenzie River. These waters flow northward and empty into the Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean) after a journey of 2,650 miles.
sign - The Continental Divide
The black circle on the map shows where the two RV Gypsies stood on the Continental Divide, and the black line shows the path of the Continental Divide.
sign - The Continental Divide
sign - The Continental Divide
BEAUTIFUL SCENERY ALONG THE ALASKA HIGHWAY
BEAUTIFUL SCENERY ALONG THE ALASKA HIGHWAY
BEAUTIFUL SCENERY ALONG THE ALASKA HIGHWAY
partially frozen lake by the Alaskan highway
partially frozen lake by the Alaskan highway
scenery
scenery
THE LUNCH SITE OF THE DAY FOR THE TWO RV GYPSIES
LUNCH SITE OF THE DAY FOR THE TWO RV GYPSIES
LUNCH SITE OF THE DAY FOR THE TWO RV GYPSIES
One of many curvy, hilly roads on the Alaska Highway - but with beautiful scenery.
curvy, hilly road

Johnson's Crossing Campground is a Good Sam Park and is located across the Teslin River Bridge, and claims to be home of the world famous cinnamon buns and has a small store with baked goods, souvenirs, and groceries. Lee bought one of their cinnamon buns and he was not impressed as he did not think it was fresh baked that day.

RV campground facilities included laundry and wash-house facilities, Shell gasoline products, cold beer and ice, and great fishing with access to Teslin River; boat launch, no camping on riverbank. Canoeists report that the Teslin River is wide and slow, but with gravel, rocks and weeds.

sign - metal bridge deck
 metal bridge
 metal bridge
 metal bridge
 metal bridge
 metal bridge
A very dirty motorhome at Johnson's Crossing Campground.
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A very dirty motorhome
A view of the Teslin bridge and a raised outhouse beside the campground
Teslin bridge
a raised outhouse
a raised outhouse
Below: A fox wandering through the campground. It stopped right in front of the two RV Gypsies to stare at someone walking a dog. The fox did not care about people standing there taking photos, but eventually was spooked by movement of the dog.
fox in the campground
fox in the campground
fox in the campground
fox in the campground
fox and rainbow
fox in the campground

go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies Whitehorse - Miles Canyon - the Robert Lowe Suspension Bridge - and more