Yesterday, we pulled into the Morley River Recreation Site (DC 752, using the MILEPOST book, just off the Alaska Highway) which is listed as a day-use area. There were four other RV’s there and a woman came out to talk with us. She told us they were all boondocking and actually they were cooking dinner on their Coleman stove. So, we spent the night. This looks like it used to be a camp ground as there is a list of “camping rules” and a now defunct RV dump site. This big gravel parking area is next to a wooded area with picnic tables and a trail leading down to the river. One of the boondockers said that he tried fishing the river with no luck. Three of the boondockers are from British Columbia and one is from Alaska.
The South Klondike Highway and The Alaska Highway–
These two highways, while not as spectacular as some other highways, certainly display great beauty. There are rugged looking mountains, wooded area, etc. but by far and away the most amazing place along the Alaska Highway is the 78 miles long by 2 miles wide Teslin Lake which is mostly along the road and seems to go on forever. As is our habit, we stopped so many times to take pictures as we traveled we practically crawled along. It is only by virtue of the fact that the days are long so we just keep driving (even when it is getting late) that we get anywhere.
We’re planning to head down the Cassiar Highway on our way to Hyder. We heard the salmon are running there. If so, we should see some grizzly bears. Oh boy, I hope so!!!