|Sign Post Forest|
|A sign that my people have |
passed this way before.
|Clay love the big machinery graveyard|
in the middle of the Sign Post Forest.
|Our first male moose spotting|
|We brake for black bears!|
|A small portion of the herd|
This morning we let everyone sleep in and then had a hearty breakfast at the little onsite cafe. Once our bellies were full, we were off to check out the hot springs. We followed a long boardwalk through a swampy forest, stopping once to photograph a moose drinking in a nearby pond. At the end of the path, we found the steamy and perfectly pristine Liard River and its natural hotsprings. The area has been built up to accommodate visitors, with decking, changing rooms, and stone benches set down inside the water. It was absolutely lovely and a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on a cool day. After our soak, the open road beckoned, and off we went, with our newest driver behind the wheel. It was a beautiful drive through the northernmost stretch of the Rocky Mountains. Our favorite sight of the day was a mama bear and her two cubs up in a tree. We also saw several other black bears, a bison, a porcupine, and a few Dall sheep. When we set out on this journey, someone told us we would see so much wildlife that we would get tired of it, but we definitely haven't gotten to that point yet.
|Warming up in the river|
|Liard River Hot Springs|
|Why did the buffalo cross the road?|
|Bears in a tree|
|Rocky Mountain High|
|Our hook-up hero|