Today we drove 874 km (543 miles). Hadn’t planned to drive that far, but we started listening to a Book on CD that Jeff & Cindy had loaned us and we just kept driving!
In the clouds on top of the mountain!
I looked over at Raymond and out his window this little guy was running parallel to us!
Had to make a stop at Tetsa River Lodge for “Cinnamon Bun Centre of the Galactic Cluster”. I lived up to it’s billing! LOL
And Bighorn Sheep
We interrupted his eating in the road, but they moved away and immediately came back to eating!
Back to eating! LOL
Another Moose and Calf.
We decided to stop! After being on the road so long we were tired. So we pulled into a Scenic Vista and spent the night boondocking.
We backed in away from the road and this was our view. Rainy when we pulled in! Stayed hooked up because of the slope we were parked at.
WOW — all night long I heard the groans and LOUD pops of the truck settling. Such an angle I thought for sure we would roll back into the woods!
Raymond slept through it all. GOOD – The Driver should always be rested. hahahaha
Slowly making our way across Canada. Today we did 235 km (146 miles). Just beautiful countryside.
Stopped at Sikanni River RV Park, Peace River, Alberta
Small RV Park but plenty of room to fit us. Nothing special but great for an overnight.
Today we drive to Dawson Creek, BC. Been there before, so we are staying at Northern Lights RV Park again! Nice place and plenty of room for HDT.
Here is the last view from Hinton, AB KOA.
We took Canada Hwy 40 through Grand Cache and Grand Prairie.
Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
60 miles North on the Icefield Parkway is Waterfowl Lakes. This area of Alberta is truly the most beautiful places we’ve visited.
Num-Ti-Jah Lodge! We decided to stop and explore. Even found some great jackets for 80% off (last season deals).
Fun place to explore their grounds.
Kept driving North to Peyto Lake. IF you are ever in this area, DO NOT MISS this hike to the lake. Even more beautiful than Moraine, Louise or Waterfowl.
Hard to believe, I know, but it is.
We trekked through trails covered in snow, but so worth it.
Peyto Lake on Icefields Parkway
Ruffed Grouse along our trail
True Baby Stars of Alberta
Today we are off to Banff via The Bow Valley Parkway. 60 miles from Lake Louise Campground (Trailer) to downtown Banff, Via Canada 1A. A beautiful road
with lots to see along the way. We are running parallel to the Bow River and Canada 1, but with the thick forests we are driving through we never see “1” and only
see the Bow River occasionally.
We stopped at Baker Creek Mountain Resort & Cafe, Bow Valley Parkway. Very cute resort.
From inside the Cafe.
We decided to hike Castle Mountain Lookout. Not a long trail, but very steep. I ended up walking back down the hill with a group we met along the way (that also turned around)
while Raymond continued. I found Calypso or Fairy slipper orchid growing in forest. Actually missed seeing them on the way up the mountain.
Had no idea Canada had internment camps!
Another Bear! Almost daily when we are out we see a bear or more!
This guy decided to lay down and eat.
Vermillion Lake, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Elk in Banff near Tunnel Mountain Campground
Bow Falls, Downtown Banff.
The Hassayampa River Preserve is a 770 acre riparian nature reserve owned by the The Nature Conservancy in the US state of Arizona, near Wickenburg in Maricopa County. Apache Indians referred to it as the “upside down river” because it flows underground. Everywhere you see the river bed, it’s dry; with a few exceptions (or when there are flash floods.
We spent the afternoon wandering the preserve.
View from the highest peaks in the preserve.
Views from the highest point in the preserve.
Ladder Backed Woodpecker
Hassayampa River “river that flows underground” except these few miles through this park.
Sunsets are amazing at North Ranch!