Driving the Alaskan Highway was insane. Hundreds of miles of undeveloped nature stretches between tiny towns containing just a gas station, motel, and general store. We drove over 1500 miles in 3 days (with no showers!). In the stretches of nature, we saw Black Bears, Grizzly Bears, Moose, Bison, even a porcupine on the side of the road. Isaac got some cool pictures of them (my camera never seemed to be out at the right time).
The highlight of the small towns was the Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake, Yukon Canada. There are hundreds of 15 foot posts covered in thousands of license plates, state/county/town/college signs, and to other memorabilia of Alaskan Highway drivers. It goes on forever!
We didn’t know this existed beforehand, or else we would have brought along some old license plates or signs. What we did have, however, was the now bug covered Marquette license plate cover that was on the front of my car.
We took it off my car, found an old screw lying around, and fixed it to a board! Kevin and Isaac each attached a hair tie to it. Hope I can come back to it in 20 years or so and see it still there.
If ever any of you are on that highway at any time in your life, here’s how you find my sign among the thousands:
Go to the front entrance (or whatever entrance this is):
Walk through the entrance, towards the first metal light post you see:
It’ll be the first wooden post to the right of the metal light post:
Midway down that pole!