Monday, June 4, 2012
Half-way to Home-Day 1 of the Road Trip
Next on the cover of "Canadian Bear Vogue"
Today I drove 911 kilometres (566 miles) or 10.5 bum numbing hours through several national parks(Jasper Park, Mount Robson Park and Wells Gray Park).
Live animals seen: One deer, two mountain sheep, four elk, one bunny and three brown bears.
One of the elk and three of the bears even posed for photos.
No, I was not two feet away from the bears when taking these - I would rather not be an appetizer for furry creatures. Thanks to my telephoto lens I was able to pull my car to within 50 feet of them. There was a large cement divider between us. Bears are known for being the fastest tree climbers but not so much for pole vaulting.
The mountains were not bad either, although the weather was a bit hazy but these give the gist of at least of eight of the hours.
And, no cellular service for seven of these hours and little radio (no, I am too cheap for satellite radio). Just me, a little Journey, U2, Kansas, and the Outfield and the creatures. The price of gas was much scarier than the dandelion eating bears, by the way.
Tommorrow, driving over another piece of the Rocky mountains, navigating around Vancouver, the ferry and our new home!!