Alaska Trip Day 11

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The night was hard on the cots.  I rolled and tried to find a good position all night.  I got up at 4:30 and found a bathroom. 

When I returned Candy was up. It had rained during the night.  When I came back I shook off the tent and bike cover.  Candy got up and wanted to get an early start.  We started to pack up the trailer and in the middle it started to rain.  We finished packing in the rain.  Candy still didn't look happy.  We put our rain suits on and drove to the front of the park only to find out that we were locked in until 7:00 AM  it was 5:00 then.  We unpacked the chairs and sat outside with not a piece of flesh exposed lest the insects attacked up.  At 5:30:AM the ranger showed up and unlocked the gate.  We drove for 130 miles before we were able to find fuel.  Stop and a small town and had breakfast.  We continued on to Telsin Point Canada and got in at 1:00 PM.  Got a room and will continue on in the morning.

We did see a second Black Bear today not long after we left Laired Hot Springs.

All the pictures for today are on yesterday slide show.

 

Dale

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Muncho Lake to Telsin Point Canda 345 miles

 

Accommodation

Nisutlin Trading Post

Box 85
Teslin YT Y0A 1B0
tel: 390-390-2521
Stacey & Shelley Hassard
Grocery Store with Bakery Section, Motel, Gas, Fuel Oil

39374 Yukon Inc. O/A Yukon Motel & Restaurant

Box 187
Teslin YT Y0A 1B0
390-2575
Steve & Juanita Kremer
Garage Fuel/RV Park/Motel/Laundromat/Café/Lounge/Retail

George Johnston Museum

Teslin

George Johnston Museum and Heritage Park is a must-see Teslin attraction named after George Johnston, a venerated Tlingit elder, trapper, fur trader, entrepreneur and photographer. Through his photographs, his restored 1928 Chevy hunting car and colourful exhibits of traditional Tlingit regalia and artifacts, experience the story of the Inland Tlingit as they meet the rapid changes of the first half of the 20th century. Outside, visitors can stroll on prepared trails and picnic in any of the interpretive rest areas.

The museum gift shop is a replica of George Johnston’s general store circa 1960. It is stocked with furs, Tlingit arts and crafts, and many other intriguing Yukon souvenirs.

Location and Contact Info

Km. 1,294 (Mile 804)

Alaska Highway, Teslin, Yukon

1 km west of the Nisutlin Bay Bridge on the Alaska Highway

Phone: (867) 390-2550

Email: gjmuseum@yknet.ca

Website: gjmuseum.yk.net

Mail: George Johnston Museum

PO Box 146 , Teslin , Yukon, Y0A 1B0

Hours & Dates of Operation

Mid-May to September 1st

• Daily, 9:00am to 5:00pm

About Us

The George Johnston Museum is a honey-coloured, native log building located at Mile 804 on the Alaska Highway, in Teslin – two kilometres north of the Nisutlin Bay Bridge and identified by road signs, an array of red and blue roadside banners and a signature Wolf Head in the Tlingit art style sign. This painting identifies the moiety of George Johnston, after whom the museum is named.

Inside, 3,000 square feet of galleries are devoted to colourful exhibits, dioramas and artefacts honouring the lives of George Johnston, the Inland Tlingit and other Teslin Lake residents.

The museum has a small theatre, featuring films by and about the Tlingit people, a gift shop with unusual products that reflect local life, outdoor exhibits and summer programs. Staff offer insights on local history and exhibits. Follow the menu for a preview of exhibits.

The museum is owned and operated by a non-profit society of local history lovers and run by a volunteer Board and a qualified museologist Manager. Exhibits are to current professional standards.

Programs and Tours (TBA 2004)

The Museum will offer guided tours in 2004 by prior direct arrangement with the Manager and through Yukon Adventures. Some tours involve others museums and galleries in Teslin. Contact the museum for current programs.

Open May 15 to September 1
Hours: 9 am - 6 pm daily
Admission: Adult $5, Seniors/Students $4.00, Children $2.50, Family $15
Discounts for groups and CAA members
Annual Membership is $10 per person
Stamp your Yukon Museums Passport
Tours groups are welcomed