Sirius Rally Team

Getting 'Sirius' about Rallying

Late Car 16 Day 3 Update

New Hazelton, BC to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Tuesday was the longest travel day of the rally, with over 840 miles to cover.  The Sirius cars split up in the morning, with Jen, Gord and August leaving early to make a side trip to Bear Glacier near the Alaska border, and us following a little later.  We met up at Medzian Junction on the Cassiar Highway, a very scenic route north through heli-skiing country.  This road had been closed the previous week due to avalanches, and most of the gas stations along the route were either closed or frozen, making the trip a little difficult for the cars that went to Bear Glacier.  The rally had a stop for a great buffet lunch in Dease Lake, just prior to departing for a short TSD section on the highway heading north.  Then, cars 16, 17, 18 and 19 all travelled together as far as the Yukon border for a photo opportunity.  At the border, 16 and 17 stopped for fuel and then headed the next 460 kilometers to Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway.  This was a long, wide open highway that reminded me of the road in to Fort McMurray, just without the traffic.  All in all, a very long day, but lots of fun, with great scenery.

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February 21, 2008 - Posted by | 2008 Winter Alcan 5000, Alcan Car 16 Keatleys

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