With our guests heading off on their Banff/Jasper legs we have packed the car and started our journey North to Alaska.  We have noticed a shift in the colours and the further north we go the brighter they seem; a totally different landscape is appearing from Prince George to Alaska.

One town we came across is Carcross which has the “smallest desert in the world” in fact it is so small that we drove straight past it then had to turn around to find it.

The wildlife has been scarce on the road but we have had a couple of black bears and some moose, but as we transition between the Yukon and Alaska we hope to see a lot more.

When we arrived at the Alaskan boarder we were met with a complete white out, not from snow but rain.  It is obviously the rainy season now and the rain didn’t even affect the road workers, they were still out there doing their jobs.

We spent a day in Skagway a small Alaskan town which has a population of around 1200 however as it is a cruise ship stop it has approximately 1 000 000 visitors in the summer season (all our friends have stopped at this location on their cruise journey). However, come 1 Oct most of the businesses will close up shop until the next Summer season.

We will head into Whitehorse to do a couple of chores before meeting our guests on the 24th for the beginning of the Alaskan road trip.