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June 28, 2012

Moose tracks all over but no moose – May 12-13 Trip

Filed under: Fishing, Travel — K2 in Canada @ 11:07 PM

My first fishing trip this season and we tried out a new lake: Dardanelles Lake. Pretty nice lake even though the campsite is quite open. Which is typical theses days since forest services is cutting down all the dead trees in the BC Forest Sites to reduce the fire hazard. It’s a good thing to do but it is also sad to see so many bare places in the previously dense forest. The weather was sunny but on the cold side – well it is only early May. I did a lot of walking – lots of nice trails around – and a little bit of fishing. While Jeff did a lot of fishing and no walking :-). As usual I was watching out for animals on my walks but besides seeing a gazillion tracks for deer and moose, all I saw was a deer bum on the drive in and a coyote on my morning walk on Sunday. There were so many places were a moose would have fit right into … Our only camp neighbour – usually this lake gets quite busy so we were lucky this weekend – actually did see a moose when driving around on his ATV. Maybe I need one of those? Na, too smelly and noisy.

Fishing wasn’t that great – only small ones for me. Apparently this lake has monster trout but they must have been waiting for the crowds to show up.. but hey as long as the sun is shining….

Lots of bears along the Coquihalla – much lower than we usually see them in the spring. Guess I wasn’t the only one that was cold at higher elevation. No pictures though of those 😦


1 Comment »

  1. Looks nice! a lot like Northern Saskatchewan. It is bug season here now, complete with West Nile warnings!

    Comment by Catherine — July 9, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

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