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27 April 2015

Yukon and Alaska Bound, Part 46. Liard Hot Springs to Fort Nelson, BC


Liard Hot Springs to Fort Nelson, British Columbia


Buffalo on the side of the road
Buffalo on the side of the road
Big Horn Sheep on the side of the road.
Big Horn Sheep on the side of the road.
It was the 15th of August 2014 when we broke camp around 8:30 am in beautiful sunshine.


We were heading south, direction Fort Nelson.


This stretch of the Alaska Highway is very pretty.


One could camp and hike for a week or so and still not see it all. Just wonderful country.


We observed Big Horn Sheep, buffalo and bears. They are all shy, but so beautiful to see.

Pit stop just before Muncho Lake, British Columbia
Pit stop just before Muncho Lake, British Columbia

Muncho Lake, British Columbia
Muncho Lake, British Columbia
Muncho Lake, British Columbia
Northern Rockies Lodge
Northern Rockies Lodge on Muncho Lake

Liz by the shore of Muncho Lake
Liz by the shore of Muncho Lake

Sheep on the side of the road.
Sheep on the side of the road.

Getting closer to Fort Nelson and there is lots of smoke from forest fires
Getting closer to Fort Nelson, there was lots of smoke from the forest fires

Fields outside Fort Nelson, BC
Fields outside Fort Nelson, BC
Muncho Lake is just an incredible place to visit. Right on the lake is the Northern Rockies Lodge, it is a very nice place and has a great RV park directly on the lake.



Watch out though, the Diesel/gas is expensive, I think we paid 1.99 per liter. This was the most we paid anywhere, even more than in Inuvik.



The lodge offers a discount on the fuel if you stay in the RV park or rent a cabin.



Having said that, it is a beautiful spot and very nice lodge on a gorgeous lake.



Muncho Lake Provincial Park is also wonderful, like most Provincial parks in British Columbia.

The drive along this part of the Alaska Highway is so beautiful. Unfortunately, the closer we came to Fort Nelson, the more smoke from forest fires was in the air.



Eventually we arrived in Fort Nelson. This town looks sad, and it looks like it is in remission. Things must have gone well before, when the oil was strong. But things looks tough now.



We found a good campground at Triple G Hideaway. From there we walked into town in +32C, wow that was hot.



We walked past many empty stores and commercial spaces.


We stocked up on a few things and headed back to camp. A cool Apple Cider was in order to wash down some of the dust.



We have a bunch more pictures in the clouds. Check them out.








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