We drove about an hour before stopping at Liard River Hotsprings. It has long been a favor stop for Alaska Highway travelers and it was for us as well. There is a short walk to get to the pool. The trail goes through wetlands that support 250 boreal forest plants which includes a number of them that only survive at this latitude because of the hot springs.
|Hottest Spot |
People who get this far add a rock or stone to the pile which I did
Nicely refreshed, we headed on to Watson Lake and the Yukon, territory of Canada. On our way we passed a big herd of bison, including some cute little babies. This is the most we have seen since our Yellowstone trip last year.
We also saw some bears and a porcupine.
We arrived at Watson Lake and stayed at Downtown RV Park. It is just a big gravel area with motorhomes close together. Most people just stop here for a night and to see the famous Signpost Forest.
It was started by a homesick soldier in 1942 during the construction of the Alaska Highway and has grown to over 75,000 signs put up by people from all over the world. It is pretty awesome.