|Reflection Lake proved to be a tasty treat. We saw three moose in the lake and they stayed around to get their picture taken! We had a long day of driving today. We reached the summit of the Alaska Highway in the Rockies where there is a long view over hill and dale. While still in the Rockies we saw more stone sheep and caribou and another northern harrier. Little critters scampered across the road, purpose unknown.
It was a pretty drive through the mountains coming down the east side. Then the terrain leveled out before we reached Fort Nelson, a small town still supported by trapping (ugh!) and timber. They also have an industry making sulfur pellets for use in industry. There is a sulfur gas pipeline crossing the highway from a plant on one side to the pellet making plant on the other side. We stopped briefly at the IGA. From there it was long, straight sections of fairly level highway, just the thing to put you to sleep.
Then we began climbing up Pink Mountain to where we are in the Pink Mountain RV Park. A note of caution for anyone traveling through here. The electric hookup is only 20 amp, and we lost our adapter somewhere along the way so we have no electrical hookup. Not to worry – we have four house batteries and a generator, but annoying just the same. The trees are supposed to have a pink hue at sunrise, hence, Pink Mountain.
Today’s miles: 260
Total miles: 5,297