Twin Pine Motor Inn
Travel Blogs from Hinton
Noticing considerable differences in the landscape forms. Greater risingings and valleys. Trees are mainly fir but stand ramrod straight with beautiful delicate needles. Picture perfect Christmas trees. The hills are rising up gently behind and there are more birch like trees or aspen trees- I will have to ...
... in the Wells Gray-Clearwater volcanic field was erupted from nearby fissures starting 200,000 years ago and filled the wide valley of the Clearwater River. Layer upon layer of fresh lava created the plateau, then enormous floods eroded the lava at the close of the last ice age, about 10,000 years ago. These floods created Helmcken Canyon below the falls.
It's a very impressive waterfall with a massive cavern behind it, one of the largest ...
... but I am happy seeing them from a distance. I saw a couple of herds of Dahl Sheep. The older ones looked like they were molting but the babies were just adorable. I saw a two black bears. One I stopped and took a picture of and the other was just walking down the side of the road.
287 miles today.
OK time for a hot bath and crash. Tomorrow the notorious highway 40. It will be another great day. ...
... the road. It was not as large, but again did not disappoint us. It stayed and stayed and stayed. We got some beautiful pictures. The thing that impressed us was how healthy they both looked. Their coats we shiny and healthy looking. In contrast, the elk looked shaggy and big chunks of fur were hanging from some of them that we have seen. They are shedding their winter coats. Lastly, as we were leaving the Columbia Icefield Centre, we saw ...
Extra day layover activities at Hinton KOA.
Needed Town time.
K&J Thumbs Up for the town of Hinton
and the KOA.
Last night just before lights out, the tribal council finalized the decision to stay over in this park an additional day. We slept in all the way to 7:30 which is a trick when it starts getting light around 4:00 in the morning here.