To Muncho Lake, British Columbia
Trip Start May 08, 2012
19Trip End Jun 02, 2012
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We did see some long narrow aluminum type buildings that look like mobile homes which is housing for the work crews that are up here
Today the geography changed nearly hourly. Plains, prairie, hills, tree covered hills, mountains, streams and lakes. We are driving north so we were driving parallel to the mountains most of the day. When we stopped at the Lodge we were in Muncho Lake ( the deepest and I think the largest lake in BC) which is a beautiful green glacial lake nestled in the snow capped mountains. It still had ice on it, but while we were there the wind came up and blew half of the ice off the lake. The temperature is very interesting also. When the sun is out you can be quite warm because we are getting closer to the sun as we go. In the daytime the sun is warm (we did see snow and a few rain spells again today as well as sunshine), but when the sun goes down or behind a cloud, you need a jacket
I, personally, have not seen dark in three days. We are now going to bed about 9:45 and getting up at 6 a.m. We like to get an early start so we can see animals. I get up about 4:30 to use the bathroom and it is light enough to read a book. Ritchie tells me, however, that at 1 a.m. it is quite a bit darker. The sun may go behind the mountains (or set) at 10 p.m. but it never gets terribly dark. Therefore, my body just goes to sleep when it is tired. The evenings are long and a wonderful time to read or work on the blog. I did laundry tonight for fun.
We didn’t see many animals today, but we have seen lots of signs telling us what to look for and we continue to see their piles along the edge of the road. The forests are quite dense so the road is the place they come for sunshine. This sign is an example of the signs we see bearing horses, caribou, bison, moose and bears.