Category Archives: Western Canada

Travels within Western Canada

Debbie has been wanting and planning to swim across lake Okanagan for 5 years. Today the plan is implemented. 2.1KM from the old ferry dock on the west side of lake to the main park in downtown Kelowna. 1300 people … Continue reading

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Getting Old? Smelling the Roses

The roses are smelling stronger. We keep seeing smaller and less significant things. Flowers on the side of the trail. Clouds that look like a zeppelin or a dog chasing a rabbit or something. On the way to Vernon and … Continue reading

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Coyote Pups, Pelicans and Two 50 km Rides

Yesterday, after our walk in Dinosaur Provincial Park, we drove into Brooks to buy gas. On the way I spied three puppies in a field. Mur braked, turned the SUV around and we had a closer look. They were coyote … Continue reading

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Bugs

Campground cleared out today. By the time we got out of the tent at 7am 1/2 of last nights guests had packed and left. By noon we were the only ones in our end. Seems like Wednesday is the crossover … Continue reading

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Local Camping Trip

When we can avoid Hwy 2 to get to where we want to go, we do. There are several roads that go south to Dinosaur Provincial Park, our destination for a few days. We have traversed Hwy 21 quite a … Continue reading

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David Henry Lodge March 2 to 7, 2018

ARRIVAL Snowing. And snowing more. The heli should fly but we are waiting to see. There are only 7 of us and it will take 2 flights to get us in. It’s a go and as we fly up the … Continue reading

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Last Two Days

The last two days have been overcast with light snow falling intermittently. The avalanche risk is still considerable, so we ski the trees. I am getting better at picking my own routes through the trees but can only plan so … Continue reading

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2 cloud day

Suppose to be an easy day today. Take a trip up to the treeline on Heather Ridge and another trip through the trees for Debbie. She needs a bit more experience to believe she can do it. Oh my, what … Continue reading

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Skiing the Trees

The avalanche danger is quite high, so we ski the trees today. The combination of the slope and the trees make that type of terrain safer when avalanche conditions are like they are. Murray, T and I hike the up … Continue reading

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Our morning routine

Breakfast is served at 8:00 but Murray gets up well before that time. I roll out of bed and wander downstairs a few minutes before. Breakfast is two courses, a cereal and fruit course followed by a hot meal of … Continue reading

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