at SUMMIT LAKE and MUNCHO LAKE
May 28, 2009
|The 300 mile stretch of the Alaska highway from Fort Nelson to Watson Lake is considered by many to be the most scenic part of the highway. Summit Lake, is the highest elevation on the Alaska Highway and Muncho Lake is thought to be the most beautiful and is also considered by many to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Photos below.
Below: May 28, 2009, Summit Lake was still partially frozen.
Below: Mountains, scenery and roads near Summit Lake
|Below: The two RV Gypsies took photos out the window of the moving RV - and the front window is tinted at the top, thus the dark blue in the sky of some pictures. Some photos may also have a window reflection. As you can see from the size of the roads, the RV is just too big to pull over for photos shots.
|MUNCHO LAKE - The Alaska Highway skirts the shoreline of Muncho Lake for 7 miles and offers unparalleled views of the blue-green waters. On this date, May 28, 2009 Muncho Lake was still partially frozen with blue-green ice.
|Below: This area presented a major obstacle to the construction crews in 1942. The wonderful color of the water is attributed to copper oxide leaching into the lake. Fishing is good for lake trout, white-fish, grayling and burbot. Stone sheep, goats, moose, caribou and grizzlies abound.
Continue on in order of travel to
Liard River Hot Springs