Although our next stop, Laird Hot Springs, was only a mere 193 miles away, the drive took us all day. This part of the highway was one of the slowest moving; not because of the condition of the road, but because this is where the road passes through the Canadian Rockies.
RV Adventures On The Alaska Highway
Each year nature takes her toll on the road creating potholes and the dreaded ice heaves. However construction crews are out repairing the road each summer so the road may be repaired just as fast, if not faster, than it was damaged. We encountered a number of construction crews. Most often there was a pilot car that would guide us through the section of the road being worked on.
The key to driving the Alaska Highway in an RV is to take your time, watch for changes in the road’s surface, and to be on the lookout for orange flags that mark most (but not all) of the damage. If you see those flags, slow down! We are happy to report we haven’t had as much as a flat tire so far.
What an amazing trip it has been and the journey isn’t over. Come back next week as we explore Alaska’s interior. Fingers crossed we will be part of the 30% who get to see “The Mountain.”
Do you have a favorite drive to #GoRVing? What sort of wildlife have you seen on your RV trips?