Day 10, Prophet River to Morlin Lake.

It was a long day of driving.  We did close to 600 miles today from the camp at the Prophet River Airfield to just south of Teslin.  We packed up and refilled our water at a great little spring next to the camp.  Then he headed about an hour north to Fort Nelson where we stopped at the Visitor’s center to get some wifi, restrooms, coffee, and information.  Hanna and Bev were really helpful and told us that we had to stop up the road at a place to get smoked meats and the best cinnamon buns on the Alaska Highway.  They were not kidding.  We shared this HUGE tasty cinnamon bun and we would definitely recommend.

Hannah and Bev also told us to stop at the Liard Hot springs.  It was only $5 each and the springs were hot, warm, and amazing.  It’s been since last Sunday since we had a shower, so this fit the bill.  We soaked in the pools for about an hour and then had a quick lunch.  It’s not like we should recommend this place, but if you drive for 3 hours from Watson Lake and don’t stop, your loss.

We continued North intending to get as many miles in as possible.  We stopped at Watson Lake, which is where the Sing Post Forest is located.  We looked around, then headed to the visitor’s center for some more maps and info.  I took the Arizona MTNNOMAD license plate off the front of the truck and put a Mountain Nomad Enterprises sticker over the side and Carl’s Sevier Conditions on the back and then screwed it into a signpost.  I think they have more than 28,000 signs in the forest at this point.  

We quickly made some bag dinners and them continued on down the road a couple more hours before stopping at Morley Lake in a remote campground.  In 5 minutes Carl and I had our tents up and we were out of the mosquitos and headed to bed.  It’s 11:30 PM now and still as bight as it is at 8PM in Mesa.

Today we saw caribou, mountain goats (check out the cute babies), porcupines, more black bears, Moose, and many porcupines.   

This land up here is vast.  I cannot even begin to describe the distances between things, with nothing but beautiful forests and ranges to look at.  There are people on the road and a few in some settlements, but by and large, you will go 100-200 miles without seeing any homes or towns.  There are so many trees here it is impossible to imagine.  

I would put more pictures up, but Verizon in Canada, and most of the internet connections we get here, leaves a lot to be desired and so far all WiFi spots are sketchy at best. We’ll be in Alaska soon and hopefully I can catch up.