Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Heading home to Vancouver Island from the Yukon

14 September 2007

Arrived at Liard Hot Springs in the early evening and were anxious to visit the springs for a nice long soak. There was a lot of dust from the South Canol, Campbell Hwy and Nahanni Range Road to soak away! We stayed at Liard until September 17.

17 September 2007

This is some of the scenery between Liard Hot Springs and our overnight boondock.

AK Hwy
Southbound just south of Liard Hotsprings

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Muncho Lake

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Fall colours and snow-capped mountains along the Alaska Highway

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View from the Alaska Highway; note the highway in the distance on the lower left

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Valley along the Alaska Highway

Alaska Highway
Climbing into the mountains

Caribou along the Alaska Highway

AK Hwy

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Light snow, southbound on the Alaska Highway

The snow stayed with us so we kept making miles until we encountered a small rest area that was perfectly suited for an overnight boondock. 

18 September 2007

We woke in the morning to about 4" of snow.  After a quick breakfast and some hot coffee, we hit the road intending to make the provincial campground at Bear Lake, just north of Prince George.

We arrived at Bear Lake in the early evening.  It's a large campground with many campsites.  We were the only ones there initially and then another pulled in about 30 minutes later.  We had to wonder why they chose to park in the site next to ours ...

 Camping at Bear Lake, north of Prince George, B.C.
Campsite at Bear Lake

Sunset on Bear Lake, B.C.
Sunset at Bear Lake

19 September 2007

The morning was crisp and clear.  Perfect camping weather!

Dawn on Bear Lake, north of Prince George, BC
Morning at Bear Lake

Mount Robson in Mount Robson Provincial Park.
The park was also our overnight destination ...

Mount Robson viewed while travelling eastbound on Hwy 16 in B.C.
View of Mount Robson, eastbound on Highway 16

20 September 2007

Monck Provincial Park near Merritt B.C.

It was a sad evening, knowing this was our last night on the road. 
However, the weather was warm, the sun was shining, and the view was very nice ...

Monck Provincial Park, interior of B.C., Canada
Campsite at Monck Provincial Park near Merritt, B.C.