But when we stopped for a break this shrub with small green flowers was filling the air. I don't know what the plant is.
The road took us through stunning scenes.
With reflections in the lakes
This is one of Ken's photographs
We were happy to arrive safely in Watson Lake after the longest distance we have travelled in one day on gravel. Some was hard packed clay, some was like amarbles game and there was a 7km road work and quite a few km with surprise dips and bumps courtesy of the permafrost thaw.
We saw no settlements en route and only one motorcyclist, one pickup truck, one motorhome and a petrol tanker.
And.. one porcupine and a bear beside the roadside near Frances Lake -the site of the first Hudson Bay trading store in the Yukon.
A forest fire in the 1990s had burned 32,000sq km of forest. That is equivalent to about 20% New Zealand Land area.
Location:Faro to Watson lake