I was sad to leave the hot springs. In retrospect we should have stayed another night as we didn't leave the park until after 12:00. We all opted to leave late so we could squeeze in another soak in the springs.
We continued heading north on the Alcan and saw some Bison along the way. I was surprised because I didn't realize they were native to the area. There is a particular herd that lives in the area and they are Wood Bison. They live in the forest rather than on the plains. Apparently they were reintroduced and are doing well.
On the way we stopped at Contact Creek which is where the southern half of the Alaskan Highway was completed.
For all my kayaking friends the Liard River has some pretty significant rapids. These are "Cranberry Rapids". Not sure where the name came from.
We also crossed into the Yukon Territory Border.
We arrived at Watson Lake in the late afternoon and stopped at the visitor center to get "oriented". There is a Northern Lights exhibit here as will as the world famous signs posted from all over the world. The only campground in town is basically a dirt parking lot and expensive so we drove about six miles out of town and parked at the boat launch. It wasn't much better than the RV park but it was free.