Moving right along Highway 97 going North towards the Yukon Territory, it feels like you are truly in the wild lands of eons ago. There are huge forests that go on for miles and miles with nothing but big gorgeous green trees. I can tell you it was a shock every time we fueled up.
Dan and I would both go in to have them turn on the pumps (at which they smiled because they KNEW the $$$ would be rolling) and every time had to explain that NO ... we were not married and traveling in separate homes to keep the arguments at bay. Others wanted to know Dan's secret to having two wives!!
It was a game to see who's tank of diesel cost the most. I don't remember who won, but I DO remember a couple of tanks costing close to $500. Yup ... for about 75 gallons.
At last we hit the Yukon Territory. Think gold rush!!
You will see some interesting sights along the way to Watson Lake, like this plane parked at the edge of the highway. His runway is of course the highway, so keep your eyes open if you drive this way.