You will see wildlife
48 miles up the road from the Alaska highway you arrive at the Quiet Lake campground, a beautiful place to spend some time. Due to the fact that this road is a bit of the beaten path you might find yourself sharing this place with only a few others in the 17 camp sites, or maybe none at all during the weekdays. There is great fishing on the lake too, so bring a boat.
After you leave the
campground the road stays alongside the lake for a ways, when you pass
the road maintenancecamp you turn away from the lake and start climbing.
the valley begins to narrow a little and the road wanders back and forth.
It also is quite narrow here, but generally in good shape. No speedway
though, you're lucky if you can maintain a 25mph average.
In due time you pass Lapie lake, then you start climbing some more again, and after a while the road is really carved out of the side of the mountain . When you look straight down over the bank, you see the Lapie river below you.
Coming back down
to river level you cross it on a single lane WWII Baileybridge,(rattle,clunk,clunk,rattle).
Just across the river you find a small campground, good place to spend
some time as there is great grayling fishing at that point. The valley
widens out again and the road follows the river for a ways and then wanders
away from the river and into the hills again until you reach the Campbell
Hiway at mile 140 a few miles from Ross River.
When you take the ferry at Ross River, you are on the North Canol, but that's another trip.