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Summit Lake: Highest Elevation of the Alaska Highway

Thursday, May 24, 2007

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I’m sitting at the table watching a very large beaver swim around in the lake beside our trailer. Most of the lake is still frozen. The exception is the end of the lake beside our trailer. He’s been swimming there for the last 30 minutes or so.

Anyway, we’re parked on the shore of Summit Lake in the northern Rockie Mts at Stone Mtn. BC provincial park. It’s the highest point on the Alaska Highway, around 4200 ft. It’s a little chilly here, but Jere really liked the scenery and for most of the day we’ve had the campground to ourselves.
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We drove 90 miles today. We saw a herd of bison (it was a bison ranch), several black bears, some elk and some moose. We were looking for caribou, but didn’t see any today. Hopefully tomorrow.

Our only stop today was at the Tsetse River Lodge for their “Best in the Galactic” cinnamon rolls. They were delicious and we enjoyed looking at all of the paraphernalia hanging on the walls while we ate.

We spent the rest of the afternoon by the lakeside here with a fire going and enjoying the scenery. We started to go on a trail beside the lake earlier today but there was just too much snow and there was a moose on the hillside above us so we weren’t sure if he would share the trail with us :-)
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The view from our window is incredibly wonderful:
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A view of the frozen lake the next morning:
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Posted by jengelman 13:34 Archived in Canada Tagged family_travel

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