It wasn’t raining when I got up. It was actually sunny! I had breakfast, did my laundry, and packed up everything dry.
About 50 yards down the highway I encountered the first construction project. Something is wrong with the bridge, so they are working on it and limiting traffic to one lane.
I stopped for lunch (chicken noodle soup and a bun) in Watson Lake. There is a signpost forest. I couldn’t possibly photograph everything. The place is huge.
Wood Bison graze along this stretch of the highway. The government encourages this so they stay out of the woods and avoid predators. The grass along the highway is better than anything they could find elsewhere. I saw this large herd of 150-200 and two other smaller ones.
Late in the afternoon I stopped at Liard Hot Springs. This hot spring is now a provincial park. There is a boardwalk back to the springs and a bath house.
There’s a moose back among those trees. Pretty hard to photograph.
I rode on along Muncho Lake. It’s just gorgeous. The water is green. I’d like to stay at one of the campgrounds/lodges along here.
I rode on to Toad River Lodge and got a beautiful campsite. The lodge also has cabins and motel rooms.
In 1979 one of the owners tacked a hat to the ceiling and started a tradition. There are over 10,000 hats tacked up.
More of the Alaska Highway tomorrow. Perhaps I’ll make it to the start in Dawson Creek, BC.