Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Liard River to Muncho Lake, Alaska Highway

8 September 2015 - Tuesday

After breakfast we headed to the hotsprings for another soak. This meant a late morning start on the highway. By about 11:30 a.m. we were back on the road headed south on the Alaska Highway. The fall colours were grand!

Alaska Highway fall colours
View southbound at about km 745 Alaska Highway

There was a fair bit of re-construction underway that required waiting for pilot cars to escort us through the construction zone. At one of the stops, there was some local entertainment!

Bison at traffic signal
Wood bison at the start of the construction zone

The fall colours were striking. Then we arrived in Muncho Lake Provincial Park.

Gravel channel
The view at about km 720

There are two provincial park campgrounds at Muncho Lake. Macdonald is on the northern end of the lake and the first that we came to southbound. So we pulled in to take a look and see if there was a good campsite available.

Muncho Lake campsite
Setting up at the campsite at Macdonald campground by Muncho Lake

After setting up, it was time for a dog walk along the shoreline.

Muncho Lake calm
Looking north on Muncho Lake from the waterfront by the campsite

Muncho Lake fall colours
Steve and Ursa enjoying their stroll

It was still early in the afternoon when we arrived; Muncho Lake isn't far from Liard hotsprings.  Just over an hour of driving.

Later in the afternoon, near suppertime, a rainbow appeared to the west.

Muncho Lake rainbow
Rainbow at Muncho Lake

The sun settled into the horizon.

Muncho Lake sunset on the water
Northward view on Muncho Lake

A few hours later and the sun was setting over Muncho Lake while shining on the tops of the mountains to the west. 

Sun setting on the mountains
Setting sun shining on the mountain tops

It was a very short drive today, and we had a lovely spot for the night.

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