Liard River

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  • Day54

    Snow in mountains above Summit Lake!

    August 8, 2019 in Canada ⋅ 🌧 43 °F

    It rained all night last night and we woke to rain, not heavy, but just an on going drizzle. We had not walked out to the hot springs last night, so we started the day with a walk out to the springs. I have never been a fan of hot springs, so we didn't take any swimming clothes. Even in the rain, these looked so inviting! The springs were beautiful and clean looking. They even have dressing rooms, and handrails into the pools. So sorry we didn't come prepared to use them.

    The weather seemed to get worse as the day progressed. I finally had Tom stop so I could take a picture of the snow dusting that was falling on the mountain tops just above us!

    Stopped to take a little hike to an overlook of the Trout river, great view, and a little wet. (Auggie always appreciates these stops, any chance to walk and SNIFF!) For lunch we got to the Northern Rockies Lodge at Muncho Lake. Beautiful log lodge, more recently built then most of the lodges we see. Muncho is normally known for being a deep green jade color lake due to the minerals, but without much sun it was hard to really see that color. Regardless, the drive is really nice, cut right into the mountain, right along the edge of the lake.

    After lunch we took another short hike up to some Canadian "hoodoos", or as the trail is called Erosian Pillars. Would have included a picture of them but my cell phone battery died on the way up the trail. Arrrgh! (You have to plan ahead when dry camping and make sure you are charging your phone with the truck engine via cigarette lighter) Fun trail, but it is all uphill to the pillars and all downhill to the highway. Pretty cold, we actually dug out our gloves for this walk.

    The drive today has been great, really just meandering through what is known as the northern Rockies. They look pretty remote, very "rocky", above tree line, especially on this cloudy, sort of misty day. I had wished it might have been clearer to see more of the peaks, however the dusting of snow made what we saw look beautiful.

    We got to the summit about 4 and decided to camp in the provincial campground so we could see if tomorrow would bring a little more sun for the drive. The campground was awesome, it reminded me of Tenaya (or is it Tioga?) up at the top of the pass over hwy 41 in Yosemite. Just this little jewel of an alpine lake, up in the mountains with a handful of campsites at lakes edge. ( I LOVE the Canadian parks, well located,clean, maintained, inexpensive, and almost always with a site available!)

    As soon as we got settled the park operator stopped by to let all the campers know that there was an incident with a mama grizzley and two cubs. There had been some warning shots fired when they got to close to the operators site and as a result the cubs swam across the lake and mama went another direction. So we needed to know all three were in the area, and probably upset to some degree. SO glad Cindy was home, she would have not slept well at all!
    Kept us glued to the RV window looking for bear, but never got a glimpse, and never heard anymore about the bears...still this site was the best! What a blessing!
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    Linley Brinker-Harding

    You need to print a copy of this picture! Auggie is adorable 😊


    What a beautiful Hot Springs, looks very inviting. Lollie


    Tom looks tired and cold, but Auggie seems to be loving the walk. Lollie

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  • Day128

    Soaking in Liard Hotsprings

    June 1, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    These are natural hot spring pools, they are amazing! The water is clear, the pools are kept natural and nature is sprawling here.
    The challenge is to get a rock from the cool end of the pool and place it on the wall right next to where the hot water springs out of the rock! We made it!Read more

  • Day36

    Play Day At Liard River Hot Springs, BC

    July 31, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 52 °F

    We are now in BC, Canada. On our way, we saw a herd of Wood Bison and several Black Bears.

    We hiked to two waterfalls. We hiked to Teeter Creek Falls and Smith River Falls. We fished for Arctic Graylings in both places. Dave is happy.

    Russ flew his drone over Smith River Falls. It was all fun and games until Russ nearly lost control of the drone due to loss of GPS in the canyon and swirling wind gusts. After several landing attempts, Russ finally landed her hard on the rocky beach. No need to worry, the drone is fine.

    After our falls hikes, we rode our motorcycles to Smith River Airstrip (62 miles round trip). This airport was established in WWII as a military airport to connect Canada and Russia.

    After our ride, we enjoyed a relaxing soak in the natural Liard Hot Springs. Life is good!
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  • Day350

    Liard Hotsprings

    September 24, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Unser Tagesziel sind die Liard Hotsprings, natürliche heiße Quellen mitten im Wald. Es ist schon herbstliches Wetter und es fängt an zu regnen. Da es so gemütlich ist, bleiben wir vier Stunden im heißen Wasser. Wir legen uns anschließend noch auf die Lauer, aber die hier lebenden Elche haben wir leider nicht angetroffen. Naja, aber wir haben heute ja schon jede Menge Tiere zu Gesicht bekommen.Read more

  • Day21

    Last day in the Yukon

    October 27, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Kellie and I took a drive out closer to Alaska, went to the end of destruction bay. We were going to meet Rhea and her dad for dinner but decided to just do breakfast in the morning and we can go camping for the last night and try and see the northern lights.
    Stayed out at fish lake. Attacked by wolves which turned out to be dogs. There was a dog missing place nearby that all the dogs were howling at the moon. Very cold night but no lights.
    Finished my book into thin air and gave it to kellie
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