Watson Lake, Yukon

I made it to Watson Lake !

This is in the plowed parking lot of the "Historic Air Force Lodge".

The Lodge is an old pilot's barrack from WWII. Super clean, ( you have to remove your shoes at the door ) and cheap at 70.00 Canadian. Showers and bathrooms down the hall.

The owner is a motorcyclist , and he was happy to have the first guy of the year on a bike.

I heard this over and over on this trip. Made me feel like a harbringer of spring, like a robin...

And I was happy to not be riding anymore. I didn't fall down, and I wasn't camping in a snowstorm. I'd have pitched my tent and waited for the storm to subside except:

1 I don't think tent stakes would've been worth having in the frozen ground.

2 I couldn't find a place to pull my bike off the road.

3 I hardly had any food, and I'd drank all my water.

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Taken on April 21, 2009