Sep. 7-8. From Teslin, we continued driving east on the Alaska highway to nearly the halfway point near Watson Lake, where we turned south on the Cassiar Highway (BC 37). The road is paved, but sort of like a county road with slow speed curves, no painted center line and some ups and downs. We still needed to keep our speed below 50 MPH anyway, in order to complete the break-in of our new car engine. We continued to enjoy miles of mountains, lakes, trees and only occasionally a car coming from the other direction. Anytime we saw a gas station, we filled up. On Wednesday night we camped at Kinasken Provincial Park, cooked steak and had a short walk along Kinasken Lake in the drizzle.
As we continued south we saw at least five black bears. We finished the Cassiar Highway at Meslian junction and continued then eastward on the “Yellowhead” Highway (TransCanda 16) that connects Edmonton, Alberta with Prince Rupert, BC on the Pacific coast. Along the way we were stopped for 45 minutes as emergency crews dealt with a car fire, in which, fortunately, no one was hurt. We camped that night at a commercial RV park in Houston.