North to Alaska XIV


We entered the Stone Mountain Provincial Park late in the afternoon of the 26th day of our trip. This was a magical time with plenty of opportunities to take photos of Stone sheep and later a bull moose.

After a hour or so of enjoying the Park, we drove to Fort Nelson and stayed at a nice B&B.

The proprietor had previously been the Mayor of the City and was a great Country Western music fan. He and his wife were a hoot to talk with, although I never could quite convince him that I wasn’t George Hamilton IV (whoever that is.)

The next day we headed south through Dawson Creek and Prince George before spending the night at Quesnel.

The last day of our trip found us driving through Cache Creek and Hope before crossing the U.S. Border at Sumas. In the evening we were back to Portland.

In terms of an epilogue to our month-long journey to Alaska, I would offer the following observations:

  1. Dan remains the world’s best tour guide.
  2. The Alaska Interior is a great place to be in the late spring/early summer.
  3. Mosquitoes are present everywhere in the Alaska Interior, but not to the extent I expected. Dan was right: The skeets can be ignored most of the time. I have endured much worse abuse from mosquitoes on alpine hikes in the Cascades as the snow melts.
  4. The McCarthy area in the Wrangall-St. Elias National Park is an amazing place to visit.
  5. The midnight sun is a grand treat. My body quickly acclimated, making it difficult to go to sleep. Who wants to give up valuable sunlight?
  6. It was an adventure of a lifetime: What more is there to say?
Stone Sheep snack time

Stone Sheep snack time

Irritated Moose Bull

Irritated Bull Moose

Heading south

Heading south

Mountain climber

Mountain climber and camouflage too

Black Bear

Black Bear

Heading south

Heading south

Inquisitive Stone Sheep

Inquisitive Stone Sheep

Southern British Columbia

Southern British Columbia

 

Categories: Alaska Interior TripTags: , , , ,

1 comment

  1. A grand trip, thank you for sharing it with us.
    Endless Blessings

    Ed Lyon
    Community Director, FCA Ventura County
    P.O. Box 6033, Ventura, CA 93006
    805-746-4725
    elyon@fca.org

    See our Vision
    http://www.venturacountyfca.org

    FCA UCLA Sports Camp
    http://www.vimeo.com/35350998

    FCA Ventura County Golf Tournament
    https://fca.webconnex.com/2014annualgolftournament

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” Mathew 6:21
    Please Donate: http://www.venturacountyfca.org/donate

    Like

What's your opinion?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: