This short drive to Watson Lake netted us the most animal sightings of all. Bears and Bison stand out at quite a distance and Larry calls out “Camera!” as he starts to slow down for our Kodak moment. The animals mostly ignore us, or barely look up as we pass.
There are lots of “overnight dry camping” pull offs along this highway, and we saw a few campers on them. We did pull off on one of the rest stops to view the Liard River where bandits could watch both directions and rob the riverboats.
We arrived in Watson Lake and camped at Downtown RV which is on Wye Lake and just next to the “Signpost Forest”. We were early and got a site along the fence that actually had some shade from the line of trees behind us. We watched the line of RV’s coming in for hours after that, keeping the manager busy.
The grocery store was just across the street, and we needed a few things. This little town had the highest prices of items, so I just got the bare necessities. Then we went over to see if our home made wooden sign from 2009 was still there.
There were more rows of posts added in the last 8 years, but we did find our sign, barely recognizing it. It was simply a piece of board, carved and inked into the carving, then varnished over. The weather had all but destroyed it, taking it back to bare wood again. But if you look closely at the photo you can see “Larry” and you can see “Cooley” and “Williamson”. So at least we know it was ours.