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Jul 23, 2016 - Liard Hot Springs, BC

Off to Liard Hot Springs, another 191 miles. We encountered lots of rough and dusty roads due to road construction. Saw a bear and bison along the highway. The scenery was really beautiful again. The hot springs was great. It is a natural spring in a creek and the temperature was about 104 degrees were we were but if you went to the outlet maybe it was as much as 130 degrees. One night stay again.

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Jun 19, 2016 - Liard

At 9 AM I went across the street to the campground, picked out a nice space and left the car in the spot to go get Glenn and the Jeep. The shortest day of driving yet, from the overflow lot into the campground. The spot was big and level so set up was a snap! After a short rest period, we put on our swim gear, grabbed a towel and set off walking to the hot springs. Our campsite was close to the hot springs trail, it was about a .5 mile walk along a boardwalk to get to the springs. The boardwalk goes over marshlands and is there to protect...

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Jun 18, 2016 - Liard Hot Springs

Today was like being in a magical, mystery fairy tale. The scenery, rivers, mountains, colors of the sky and the animals. It’s like being on a North American wildlife safari. Started of the day from the Sikanni River Campground, not big deal. More like a parking lot on the river side. Because of all the rainstorms, the river was swollen and high on it’s banks. The campground had a large puddle right in the middle of it as well as smaller puddles scattered about. We were one of the last ones to leave the campground and were heading to Fort...

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Jun 17, 2016 - June 17 & 18th Liard Hot Springs

We just spent 2 wonderful nights at Liard River Hot Springs, dry camping at the provincial park. The springs were wonderful, and we met new friends there; a couple on a Gold Wing traveling with a trailer camper, and a guy from Hawaii who had a tent on top of his Subaru, I called it the tree house. (Pictures to be posted later.) We also re-connected with some fun people from CA, Veronica & Henry, who we had originally met in Dawson Creek; We're finding that this is kind of a small community of people traveling these roads. We left Liard this...

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Alaska 2016

Jun 5, 2016 - Liard Hot Springs

Saw lots of beauty today again. Pictures cannot show it. Made our way up beside Muncho lake. Words can't describe it either. Karen saw her first moose finally. Must be a moose shortage, ha. On our list of must do list was Liard hot springs and we were not disappointed. It is a large spring which can accommodate a lot of people. It was about a 5 minute walk from the park lot. We both really enjoyed it. It was almost unbearably hot on one end tapering off to just warm on the other. We went back in the evening for another soak and then drove...

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Jul 22, 2015 - Day 8 Fort Nelson to Liard Hot Springs Resort

Shortly after departing Fort Nelson we began climbing back into the Rockies. We crossed Summit Pass around noon which at an elevation 4259 feet is the highest point along the Alaskan Highway. Once again one could see the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies even though they were often shrouded in mist. Summit Lake and Muncho Lake have a beautiful greenish tint to the clear water due to high concentrations of copper. The area is home to black and grizzly bear, elk, moose, caribou, bison and sheep however all we actually saw was caribou and a...

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Jul 23, 2013 - Travel Day

We woke up to sunshine, YEA, happy to see that, we left Watson Lake around 9:10 and it was 59 degrees, stopped for diesel paying $5.47 per gallon, we are still traveling East on Hwy 1 The Alaska Hwy leaving Yukon and coming into British Columbia, stop for lunch at Coal River Lodge in Coal River, BC, the menu was sparse and of course expensive, we each had a Bison Burger at $11.95 each and we split some pan fries which were $5.00, it was ok but not worth the money, we continue on down the road and decided to stop at Liard Hot Springs around...

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Jun 26, 2013 - Ft Nelson to Liard River

Miles to date 2841 We started cruising the highway today and it was super foggy, with visibility of about t1/4 mile, glad B was doing the driving for this part : ) We were lucky and came across a Mamma bear and her baby, so damn cute! They started across and then a big truck came by and scared them back in the brush. We waited a second and then they trotted back across the highway, right in front of us. Further along we came across some buffalo, gotta love the buffalo. Liard Hot Springs Time for some Hot tub fun nature...

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Traveling to Alaska

Jun 12, 2013 - Liard River Hot Springs, Day 12

June 12, 2013..Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park Campground. As we leave Fort Nelson, at 9:45 am, it is cloudy and 59 degrees. We head north on the Alaska Hwy. We soon saw a sign that I didn’t get a chance to photograph. It read: ALL WHO HAVE SPEEDING TICKETS, RAISE YOUR RIGHT FOOT! Within the next hour, we saw a female moose, a female black bear and three cubs, two wolves, a female mule deer, and another black bear. After awhile we saw a sign for hot cinnamon buns. Huh? Out here? Oh, they were available at the Tetsa River Campground....

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North to Alaska 2013

Jul 22, 2012 - Liard River Hot Springs

Stopped at Liard River Provincial park (ie primitve camping) to relax in the acclaimed hot springs. Unfortunately the mosquitos were THICK!!! The good news is that the 45% Deet that we got at Cabellos worked pretty well :) It was 1/2 mile on the boardwalk to the springs and the Mosquitoes tried to carry us away with our original Deep Woods Off. That just attracted them and any body parts not in the water got eaten alive. A shame as it was very beautiful and relaxing if you could get out and cool off now and then without being eaten alive....

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Jun 26, 2012 - Liard Hot Springs

Travel today to Liard River Campground. Only 189 miles but it took 6 hours. Crossed Summit Pass ( the highest point of this road). Mid morning we stopped at Testa River Outfitters for Big melt in your mouth Cinamon Buns (fresh from the oven)hot and dripping with sugar and cinamon glaze (any one for coffee??) Nice pretty desolate drive. We passed Muncho Lake. It has an azure blue color from copper oxide that leaches from the surrounding mountains. We also passed patches of snow by the side of the road. After parking we went to Liard Hot...

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Jun 17, 2012 - The Rest of the Story-Liard Hot springs

While we were at the lodge and Rick was on the phone I found out that there had been a large wash out of the Alaska Highway north of Watson Lake, which was our next destination. The authorities were telling everyone to stay at Liard River until repairs could be made and they were say it could be anywhere from 3-5 days! Well that certainly was putting a big crimp in our plans. Our traveling partners had caught up with us and they decided to check into the Provincial Park across the street from the lodge and we would join them on Sunday after...

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