We are now about 100 miles northwest of Jasper National Park, located in Alberta Canada. Just a few more miles to go before we are out of British Columbia. It has been an interesting past few days traveling through this province. Wednesday evening, before crossing the Yukon Territory into British Columbia, we started smelling wood burning and the air was hazy with smoke. When we checked into the campground just outside the town of Watson Lake, we were warned that we may not be able to travel on highway 37 the next morning. A forest fire had been raging for one week seven miles south of the campground.The road was currently closed, however, there was a possibility that the road would open in the morning. Supposedly the cool night hours sometimes cuts down the smoke. We soon found out that it was absolutely uncomfortable to be outside because of the falling ash and smoke. There was concern for the campground; its cafe, souvenir shops, office and cabins. The owner was worried, she commented that if all the buildings went she stood to loose 4 million dollars. I guess our little discomforts with the fire were minor compared to her concerns. It was interesting to watch the activities of the firemen at the campground. Below is the recreation hall of the campground, which they were using as the base for their operations. On top of the building is a water sprinkler which had just been placed there in case the fire did get that far.