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... of bears. We probably walked 16k although it did feel longer. We than had to rush back to Clearwater before the shops closed at 6pm to get more supplies. We made it to the Liquor Store with 2 mins to spare! Phew!
Could do with another night at this location but unfortunately we move on tomorrw.
With only two nights in Clearwater we spent a few hours looking a some of the waterfalls in Wells Gray, and this gave us a taste of what the park has to offer, to make the best use of our full day tomorrow. The Visitor Centre lady was very helpful.
The first waterfall we came to Sparhats Falls, The site before us was utterly amazing a deep canyon cut through the lava ...
... George on Highway 16 toward Jasper. Our plan has been to travel on roads we’ve not used before; so we decided to take Highway 5 south from Tete Juane Cache to either Blue River or Clearwater, whichever one seemed a good place to stop for the day.
The Caribou Mountains were south of us ...
... was adventurous as all the locals have the big pick-ups. But fortunately our -now gray- Toyota didn't let us down.
The Wells Gray Provincial Park is also known as the park of waterfalls. A bit execrated if you ask me, but there are a few larger falls. First we visited the so called Dawson Falls, that the locals refer to as "their little Niagra Falls". Which was quite nice. A lot of mosquitos down there, but we got some perfect ...
... to stick to the speed limit (Yes, I know; but this time I really did. Really). And I was right by doing that, because on this trip alone, we saw two guys being fined for speeding.
Leaving Jasper we almost immediately drove in to Britsh Columbia, but furthermore almost immediately passed the divide. Water is flowing to the west here. More importantly, we passed a time-zone and went from Mountain Time (-8) ...
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