Dawson Creek to Watson Lake: The Alaska Highway
The Eco Womb has headed north on the Alaska Highway!
The highway from Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson was hilly, with lots of river crossings. We passed long stretches without seeing any cars or anything of interest besides side roads.
My mama saw a bear off the side of the road, but we couldn’t get any pics cause we were moving too fast.
After a loonnngggg travel day, we made it to Fort Nelson, BC, where we decided to stop at a little store called Down to Earth Health Foods. They had a good selection of organic foodstuffs, including some rare s’more supplies! We ended up eating dinner there, they had some yummy pasta meal I liked.
We decided to stay the night in Fort Nelson, choosing Triple G Hideaway as our resting place. It was right next to a recreation center with a playground, splash park, and basketball court, and we had some fun after a log day of travel.
Next morning we packed up and headed up the Alcan towards the mountains. We slowly climbed into the rainy Northern Rockies, winding past rivers and forests. We reached Summit Lake in Stone Mountain Provincial Park and saw some Stone Sheep on the highway!!
We continued winding through the Rockies, getting amazing views around every corner.
We came out into a valley and saw beautiful Muncho Lake around the curve.
We stopped at Northern Rockies Lodge for the night, and after a couple hours chilling by the lake, we decided to stay a couple more days.
You can see why.
Me and my family did some fishing, kayaking and chilling by the lake. It was chilly and wet for most of our stay, but I didn’t mind, it just added to the wildness of the surroundings.
I even took a trip across the lake to Honeymoon Island!
A couple days later, we headed north to Watson Lake. The highway dropped into the Liard River valley, and soon we saw signs saying look out for bison! And boy did we see some bison.
At first it was just one, then we ran into a whole herd, 60-70 strong! On the highway!
We also saw a huge elk, more bison, and 4 black bears!
At the end of the day, we arrived in Watson Lake and stopped at the Sign Post forest. There were signs from all over the world!
We walked in between the sign-covered trees for a while, then Mama Bear was inspired to leave a sign of our own. So I found a leftover board, my dad did a quick design and after some debate we found the perfect spot to leave our own mark, like people had done for nearly 80 years.
Our next leg of the trip, from Watson Lake to the Alaska border, will be covered in my next blog! Stay tuned.