Fort Nelson, BC to Watson Lake, YT

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May 24th 2008
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Fort Nelson to Warson Lake

Muncho LakeMuncho LakeMuncho Lake

Mirror images are so beautiful here
Today was an extraordinary day. Awesome, I think is the best word to describe it. The sun was shining, the drive through the mountains was spectacular and the wildlife was abundant. We saw moose, caribou, sheep, bison and a black bear. We stopped at Muncho Lake and photographed the most spectacular mirror images that I have every seen. We had lunch in Toad Creek and spent more time on the side of the road in awe than we did driving.

We are meeting up with a lot of the same people doing the same thing that we are and staying in the same campgrounds. We met David and June from PA. We also met Pete and Carolyn from Dover, NH, who we were traveling behind most of the afternoon, and who‘s brake lights alerted us to many a wildlife encounter. Most towns are about 300 miles from each other and campgrounds with services are located within these towns. So with limited places to stay we keep seeing the same people every day.

Tonight we found a great campsite in Watson Lake at Campground Services. The sites are big and well spaced. The staff is friendly and accommodating and
Big MooseBig MooseBig Moose

Our first moose
there is free coffee and wi-fi. And of course the usual crowd was there. The Downtown RV Park looked like a drive-in movie theater with the campers about 2 feet apart all lined up in a row and it costs twice as much to stay there.

The sun was still up when we went to bed at 9:45 pm with our sleep masks on. The temperature today was in the high 60’s and tomorrow it is suppose to be sunny and in the 70’s. To get the weather up here, you need to get on the internet.

Because words are not sufficient to describe this gorgeous day, I am going to let the pictures do it.

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Alaska HighwayAlaska Highway
Alaska Highway

How beautiful the scenery became as we left Fort Nelson

Had to honk horn so the caribou would move out of the highway. They were licking salt off the road I believe.
Beaver Dam on the riverBeaver Dam on the river
Beaver Dam on the river

Notice all the ice and snow still around
Big Old BuffaloBig Old Buffalo
Big Old Buffalo

Our first bison this trip
Mountain MajestyMountain Majesty
Mountain Majesty

Awesome mountains
Cute Little GuyCute Little Guy
Cute Little Guy

Our first bear this trip
Stone SheepStone Sheep
Stone Sheep

What a nice pose. It was our first stone sheep this trip
Liard RiverLiard River
Liard River

This river follows the Alaska Highway from Munch Lake to Watson Lake
Beautiful ValleyBeautiful Valley
Beautiful Valley

Dave loved this shot
Toad RiverToad River
Toad River

This is the place where we stopped for lunch. This is all you get along the Alaska Highway outside of the larger towns. A stop with gas, restaurant and sometimes a lodge and campgound if you are lucky
Lunch in Toad RiverLunch in Toad River
Lunch in Toad River

We made lunch outside our vehicle today and enjoyed the beautiful scenery
Snow covered mountain and river along Alaska HighwaySnow covered mountain and river along Alaska Highway
Snow covered mountain and river along Alaska Highway

It was amazing how much snow and ice still covered this area

18th December 2008

your pics so beautiful!
Wow!!! i'm just in awe of the fantastic photos you took on your trip - they're just mind blowing and totally awesome! i need to do that trip - thank you for sharing!
7th June 2010

Looks like you are having fun!
Hi, Are you going to go on the Caspiar hiway? My father is planning on coming up to see me in Chugiak Alaska and he is looking for a Bed and Breakfast between Watson Lake and Hyder AK. If you are in the area will you let me know? Thank you. I love all your animal shots.

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