Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vernon to Valemount

Twas a chilly rainy morning that we set out from Vernon... got everything in the car but thought we would scrape bottom once we filled it up with gas!
But after a beautiful drive down the Yellowhead Highway we arrived in Valemount at about 4:30 and immediately went for a hike to stretch our legs. Note the snow on the mountains. The drive was about 5 and a half hours including a stop for lunch in Barriere and a potty stop in Clearwater. Got caught speeding but they let me off. Think it was the Alberta plates.
Very nice observation deck. On the hike we saw baby beavers, muskrats, ducks and a noisy flock of geese.
We then went to the salmon spawning at Swift Creek and listened as a guide explained the life cycle of the salmon. This spot is the end of the line 1500km's from where they entered the Fraser River in Vancouver. Awesome.
Late dinner at the Caribou Grill, now we are all exhausted and ready for bed! Jasper, Icefields Parkway and Rocky Mountain House tomorrow.

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