Day Twenty Nine: Liard Hot Springs

Fort Nelson to Liard Hot Springs was not a long drive, but it was a pretty interesting one.  We saw all kinds of animals: black bears, a moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and a whole bunch of bison.  Unfortunately, I discovered after two days that none of the pictures I took on my Canon were saved–due to my forgetting to put the stupid SD card back into it.  Devastating!  What I do have are pictures I took on my phone and a few I borrowed from my fellow travelers.  And, I’m checking that SD card constantly now. Continue reading “Day Twenty Nine: Liard Hot Springs”

Day Twenty Seven: Mile Zero

Dawson Creek is the start of the Alaska Highway.  They have the “Mile Zero” signpost, and a lot of the town is geared to the tourism this generates.  I have to admit, it’s a cool place to visit.  I learned all about the Alaska Highway and was excited to get going.  First, we had to meet in a log meeting house in the Pioneer Village, which is attached to the Mile Zero campground, where we were staying. Continue reading “Day Twenty Seven: Mile Zero”

Day Twenty Six: Summer’s Eve Nightmare

Up at 7am to get ready for the drive to Dawson Creek, British Columbia–the start of the Alaska Highway.  Unfortunately, the weather was no better.  Mid 30s and raining hard.  I sucked it up, though my fingers were numb by the time I was done.  And I was soaked through.  I changed my socks and we were ready to roll.  We were taking Alberta route 40, which is just south of Hinton.  Continue reading “Day Twenty Six: Summer’s Eve Nightmare”