Continuing northbound, we are enthralled with the winter scenery.
This frozen river is so beautful. It is definitely winter weather, some snow each day, and frozen water everywhere, but the days are much longer this far north. The sun rises before 5:00 a.m. each morning and doesn’t set until after 10:00 p.m. A few more minutes of daylight is added every day. And this fellow is always a treat to view.
He is one of the first bears we saw. Actually, the earlier bears appeared and walked into the woods before mom got her camera out. No matter how many bears we see, we stop to admire each one. We stop at another rest area.
This one has a nice picnic area, for later in the summer, and a marker remembering the surveyors that made this road possible. We enjoy another view of a frozen river. Imagine this picnic area in the summer, watching the river flow. So beautiful and peaceful. Next we see the wild buffalo along the side of the Alaska Highway.
The precipation does not seem to bother mom and baby. But, as usual, the rain and snow start and stop.
There are several young buffalo with moms here. A little distance from mom and baby, the dads remain watchful. Further north we leave British Columbia and enter Canada’s Yukon territory.
Chloe, Soapy’s mom and three Colorado Traveling Ducks are happy to see this sign, marking progress on our northern travel. You may remember that we drove this route last year. That trip was one way, heading south. We bought this blue Jeep from the estate of mom’s brother. Both this year and last year we spent the night in Watson Lake, Yukon. This time, there is snow on the ground and it is rather cold.
We liked the Liard Evangical Free Church in Watson Lake. Originally built in 1942 near the airport, the building was moved here in 1963. This church is open to all. Leaving Watson Lake in the morning, we soon encountered snow and icy roads.
Driving was trecherous. But there is beauty with the snow also.
These trees are beautiful. We pulled into a rest area after the snow stopped. Our Chloe likes to get out of the car and have some exercie. Really, we all enjoy the stops.
The mountains blurred by snow are breathtaking to us. But it is May now and we are ready for some spring warmth and sunshine. Soon, we think.