We have spend the past few days driving the Alcan and enjoying some of the picturesque lakes along the way. The Alcan is one of the most interesting and exciting roads we have ever found. For almost all of it’s 1500 miles it passes through low mountains and valleys with some of the most awesome views anywhere. You never know what will be around the next curve… it could be a bear, bison, moose, stone sheep, or a caribou. The environment is so clean that the sky is a deep blue with white puffy clouds contrasted against the green trees. It’s also nice that there is relatively little traffic so most of the times you can stop anywhere and enjoy the view.
We spend several days at Summit Lake and at Muncho Lake, which are about half way between Fort Nelson BC and Watson Lake, Yukon. In both cases, we were very fortunate to get outstanding campsites right along the bank where we could launch our kayaks. Muncho Lake was especially nice as it has a very blue-green color, due to copper oxide leaching into the water. The lake was very smooth and the reflections from the clouds and mountains make it especially beautiful.
Tomorrow we are heading to Chetwynd, BC which is famous for its chainsaw carvings.
Not too bad a view from our campsite
Not sure if we were kayaking on the lake …or in the clouds …or in the mountains… they all kind of blend together
Lots of Stone Sheep around Stone Lake
Mom better teach baby not to play in the road
Yes… this is the life!
Adding a few rocks to the inukshuk that was at our campsite
We loaned our kayaks to a couple from Germany. They had a great time on the lake!
Yup that is $1.59 per liter which is $6.02 per gallon…. Not too bad considering it was about $2 higher two years ago. This was at a lodge along the Alcan… smart RV’ers carry extra cans of gas so you can make it to the next town!
Day 14 – July 31, 2016, 98 miles
Day 15 – Aug. 1, 2016, 65 miles
Day 17 – Aug. 3, 2016, 373 miles