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    Default Journey to Watson Lake and Artic Circle

    This past summer I undertook a journey that would ultimately take me to Watson Lake and the Artic Circle in the Yukon. Because of a shortage of funds, only free campgrounds would do. My first goal was Farewell Bend State Park in Oregon for the eclipse for which I had reservations. My journey started in Los Angeles, from which I took highway 395 north through the towering Sierra Nevada Mountains. It was good to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city for the quiet and solitude of nature. A must stop on highway 395 is Schat's Bakkery in Bishop, California. Best sourdough bread anywhere!

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    Default Re: Journey to Watson Lake and Artic Circle

    At this time of year (August) I prefer to camp at hgher elevations where it's cooler. For the eclipse, I didn't have a choice. It was in the 90's at Farewell Bend State Park. Sorry, I don't have a camera for my telescope, so there are no photos.

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    Default Re: Journey to Watson Lake and Artic Circle

    Banks Lowman Road is a scenic byway in Idaho. It was a very beautiful drive. A relative of a friend suggested this drive and I'm glad I took it! Josephus Lake Campground in Idaho was the most beautiful of the 40 campgrounds I stayed in.

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    Default Re: Journey to Watson Lake and Artic Circle

    I crossed the border into Canada via highway 17, which became highway 6 in Waterton Lakes National Park.
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    From Waterton Lakes National Park I took highway 3 west to highway 93 north. Highway 93 goes through Kootenay and Jasper National Parks. I highly recommend this drive! It's gorgeous!
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    Default Re: Journey to Watson Lake and Artic Circle

    After years of keeping my eyes open for bighorn sheep, I finally saw some in Kootenay National Park. I was going to take a photo of a male that was in the middle of the road, but he was eyeing me and snorting. I thought it best to leave him alone, but I did get a photo of the female with him. Marble Canyon is the highlight of Kootenay National Park. Wow!
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