Our Honeymoon Part VI- Alaskan Highway
Before we got to the Alaskan Hwy we took a short cut from Chetwynd. It was a beautiful sunny day and within seconds the sky turned this burnt orange colour and it looked like it was snowing. Snow in July? Maybe on the mountains but not where we were. We quickly realized we were driving through the ashes from a forest fire.
We got out of there while we could as the area would soon become evacuated. We got onto the Alaskan Highway and not knowing what to expect we drove hundreds of kilometres into the middle of nowhere. The amount of nature versus civilization was incredible. There wasn’t a house in sight. What we did see was bear after bear after bear laying on the side of the highway.
Aside from bears we saw bison (and LOTS of bison), mountain goats, bald eagles and moose roaming the side of the road along our journey.
There is a ton of wildlife along the Alaskan Highway as well as crystal clear lakes. Mike and I made a point to jumping in for a quick swim when we came across these beautiful bodies of water.
After swimming in freezing cold water it was really nice to come across the Liard Hot Springs which is right on the Alaskan Highway. It is $5 a person and the water is hot! As you can tell from our faces in these pictures.
After a full day of driving, the Liard Hot Springs were just what we needed. It is the nicest hot spring I have ever been to. We met some interesting people, saw a moose right along the board walk at the springs and we were able to fill up our water bottles. It’s definitely a stop worth making if you are ever traveling along the Alaskan Highway.