It was nice to ride the northern section of the Alaska Hwy going south since I left it at Watson Lake on the trip north. Common report pic When I got near Watson Lake I turned south onto the Cassier and the Great Northern Circle Route. Due to forest fires in the area the Cassier was closed but I only had to wait an hour or so for them to open it up. While I was waiting I talked for a while with a British man who had rode his GS all over the world except South America. He seemed really jaded and said he didn't think he was going to make South America and that he was sick of living in a wet tent the last 2 weeks. Camped at a rest stop near this river. Signs said no camping but there was evidence of campfires around and some people had camper trailers set up so I figured it wasn't a big deal.