The first 48 miles of the Alaskan Highway winds through the lush farm lands, the next 250 miles to Fort Nelson has moderate grades and signs stating to check your brakes. The up and down hilly journey to Fort Nelson took us longer than we thought it would. Our reduced visibility from the snow slowed us down quite a bit too. Yes, SNOW! After eating in Fort Nelson we headed down the road with the destination of the Liard Hotspring another 175 miles. The next 175 miles was the best scenery that we have seen since we entered Canada. People say that it is the most beautiful of all the Alaskan Highway, we totally agree. From the high mountains to the crystal green lakes it was stunning. As the sun started to go down the wildlife came out. We saw elk and a large herd of buffalo but the best thing we saw was a black bear. Finally! After spotting the bear we stopped the truck in the middle of the road, then the bear started coming towards us, he was coming right up to the window! We then decided it was time to row the window up and move down the road a little, he decided that he wanted to follow us! I thought he looked really hungry! After speeding up a lot more for fear that we were looking a little too appetizing to him, he decided we weren't worth the chase and went back in the woods. I am so glad we got two cans of bear spray!
Another night boondocking, and it's cold. (I really hope bears don't know how to open camper doors!)