Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A really great place to stop along the Alaska Highway, just south of the Yukon border is a spot along the Liard River called Liard Hot Springs. The campground is well taken care of by the folks in British Columbia, and if camping isn't your style, there is a nice hotel across the highway. I chose the camping for if nothing else, the $21 tag. I asked about some firewood, they delivered a robust armload of nicely split oak to the campsite along with a handful if dry kindling. A scrap of paper and a match and I had a nice fire, and with the good wood there was virtually no smoke to bother other campers. Likewise, no one else in the campground had smoke billowing through the trees. Maybe some campgrounds in the states could learn a bit from this! Of course there are the few that couldn't build a fire no matter what they had .. the guy in the site next to me spent about 10 minutes banging around with an axe, I was surprised he didn't hurt himself .. then the next 20 minutes smoking the place up trying to get a fire going. At least he gave up quickly and retired to his motor home with the family.