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"two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." -- Robert Frost

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Getting to the Alaska Highway

Coquihalla Highway in yellow connects with
Canada Highway 1 toward Cache Creek, BC

At Hope we diverted away from Highway 1 and instead headed east and north on PH 5, the Coquihalla Highway. We reconnected with Canada Highway 1 westbound toward Cache Creek just outside of Kamloops. 

From Cache Creek we picked up the 97 north to Prince George and remained on the 97 to Dawson Creek where the 97 also becomes the Alaska Highway. We followed on where the 97 becomes the 1 again, through BC towns such as Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, Steamboat, Summit, Toad River, Muncho Lake, Liard River and into Watson Lake in the Yukon Territory.

At that point, Alaska Highway weaves around the border of BC and the Yukon. Our route took us to Teslin, through Whitehorse, into Haines Junction through the Kluane Lake region and settlements such as Burwash Landing and Beaver Creek, crossing the Canadian/US border into Alaska at Port Alcan into Tok. We took the Tok cutoff, Highway 1, to Glenallen, and the Glenn Highway, 1, to Anchorage. 

An historic landmark highway stop about 10 miles north of Soda Creek
and 32.5 miles north of Williams Lake
Map with thanks to British Columbia: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: Coquihalla Highway Information

A link to Alaska road condition:  

A link to British Columbia road conditions:  

A link to Yukon road conditions:  

A link to weather conditions: 

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