Bow Tie Tour

Alaska and back again, our motorcycle tales

Day 20 – Watson’s Lake to Whitehorse

We woke up to a beautiful day and decided to make it to Whitehorse, capitol of the Yukon territory, as I needed to get a new rear tire put on. Before leaving Watson’s Lake we stopped in at the “Sign Forest”

“The forest was started in 1942 by a homesick U.S. Army G.I., Carl K. Lindley of Danville, Il., Company D, 341st Engineers. While working on the Alaska Highway, he erected a sign here pointing the way and stating the mileage to his hometown. Others followed his lead and are still doing so to this day.”

Quotation Source

sign forest
(picture by Jason)

If you ever drive by you make be able to find a small motorcycle license plate with our names written on it :-) Good luck though their are over 45,000 signs, and counting.
It was a good day of riding and we continued to see some breathtaking views.


We had exchanged cell #s with Jason so we could find him when we got to Whitehorse. But unfortunately when we arrived there was no cell service. But thankfully we “happened” to run into him. We took a look around town, saw the salmon spawning then found a hotel for the night. Three to a room makes things cheaper. Jason invited a guy he had met on the street and we spent the evening eating pizza, enjoying Canadian beer and talking about life. Good times were had by all :-)

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