The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

Where we camped. Mile '0' campgound, Dawson Creek

Our site

Turned off the highway to the Kiskatinaw bridge


Another view of the curve

Check out all the wood used. All cut down and formed in...

Kiskatinaw River Valley


Highway ahead

Peace River

Ft Nelson museum

Machinery used to construct the bridge

Ft Nelson Museum

All kinds of stuff sitting outside the musuem.

Memorial to the highworkers.

Larry couldn't pass up a dedication to 'surveyors'.

Our boon-dock home for the night.

The drive today took us to Fort Nelson. When we left Dawson Creek we were not sure how far we would go. The 300 miles seemed like too far to drove for one day.

Our first stop was to take a loop of the 'OLD Alaska Highway' to check out the wood bridge built by the troops. It's a 531 ft long curved structure. It's the only original timber bridge built along the Alaska highway that is still in use today. It's amazing to think that no flat bed truck brought the wood to them. Every log was cut down and made by hand with what equipment they had during harsh weather. Maybe I should say with what labor they had.

The road was good and there is really not much to stop for along the way. We got to Ft Nelson mid-afternoon. We walked around the museum grounds and then drove through town a couple times deciding if we wanted to spend any time there. We got dinner at a local diner that's specialty is fried chicken. It was very good and wish we had bought a bucket of chicken to munch on the next few days.

We made the decision to go on down the road and boondock and found a nice stopping place with another camper to make our home for the night. We were about 30 miles past Ft. Nelson.

The Internet here is difficult. I will title the pictures when I have better coverage. I have them loaded (I think) but cannot view them.

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