Friday, June 12, 2009

Putting on the Miles

Since we left Charlie Lake near the beginning of the Alaskan Highway, we have been putting on the miles. We drove to Stone Mountain Provincial Park and camped at Summit Lake. The picture below was taken from our campsite. Unfortunately Cheri's back has been hurting so we did not pull out the kayak.

Kris took a hike up the Microwave Tower Road past the treeline and into the tundra. Lots of wildflowers, but no ptarmigan. We both hiked up the stream across the highway from the campground.

The next day we drove to Liard River Provincial Park where our campground fee included a dip in the natural hot springs. There was a board walk across the marsh to two hot spring pools. What a relaxing way to unwind after a day on the road! Later in the evening several groups of fire fighters arrived to relax in the hot springs after fighting a local wild fire. We were able to get the most up to date report on the road conditions as there had been some concern they might close the road.

As we drove several hundred kilometers to Teslin, we saw some of the effects of the fire and the suppression efforts. Spaced along the roadside we saw large pool sized buckets of water that had been strategically placed by helicopters. Some of the buckets were to help the firefighters who were lighting backfires and some of the buckets were placed near the few buildings along the highway.

1 comment:

deb said...

I hope the hot springs helped your back, Cheri!
Gorgeous photos, as usual!