British Columbia is a HUGE and beautiful province. We experienced the Northern portion of it as we crossed from the province of Alberta towards the Yukon Territory.
We were able to photograph Stone sheep in a road construction site. We also photographed a herd of bison in a grassy area next to the highway and another huge bison taking a nap in the sun on the edge of the highway. We also saw cow and bull elk and a black bear- but were not able to photograph them.
When driving this section of the Alaska Highway it is important to plan gas stops carefully. We were able to stop at about 100 miles to gas up. Most gas stations are also restaurants, bakeries, general stores and RV parks or lodges with a few rooms for rent. The gas pump typically looks like this.
Near one of those gas stops we found Liard Hot Springs. This provincial park features a basic campground centered around a beautiful hot springs. Unlike the others we visited, this one has a rocky bottom and natural dirt/stone edges. The wood decking is a nice touch as were the basic changing rooms. This was a beautiful rest for road weary travelers. Although the bear story (see elsewhere in blog) brought new seriousness to the need for heeding the “bear warning” signs and carrying the recently purchased bear spray at all times.
Watson Lake (in British Columbia, not Prescott, AZ) featured an overwhelming treat for the eyes. The “Sign Post Forest” is a collection of signs posted by travelers from around the globe. This is an enormous collection of chaos that is difficult to see, due to its size. Perhaps this panoramic photo better illustrates the depth. Of course we added our sticker and found the geocache before we left.
Next up, Yukon Territory and Alaska.