Friday, May 30, 2014

Liard to Watson Lake

Jon and I like to explore back roads and off the beaten path sites.  So off we went in search of excitement.  First thing we found was a dirt road that led us to the old highway, it went on for about 2 1/2 to 3 miles before joining the main road again.  Unfortunately the sky was very overcast so we didn't take any photos.  We also found the air strip  and a road, more like a 4-wheel drive path, that led to a river overlook.  Turning back toward camp we came across Teeter Creek, named for one of the surveyors.  A footpath led us beside the creek to some beautiful falls.

 This, believe it or not, is a mushroom.  Almost looks like a frog, doesn't it?

 Lots of wildflowers are just starting to bloom.
On the drive today to Watson Lake, we found a turnoff with a small gravel parking area that led us to "Mountain Portage Rapids" just above Whirlpool Canyon.  The photos just don't do it justice!  They were spectacular!

 Our group is now at Downtown Campground in Watson Lake.  After dinner this evening Jon and I and a couple others went to the Northern Lights Centre for a 1/2 hour show about the stars, planets and how BIG is BIG with regards to the universe.  It was followed by a 1/2 hour show on the Aurora.  They are only visible in the winter months, the show, by the way, was fantastic!  Filming the lights was something else again, photographers had to endure temperatures as low as 50 below 0 and that was on the Celsius scale!

Tomorrow we will hang our sign and then move to the provincial park up the road. Once again we will be without internet service for a while.
Stay tuned for more!

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