After we left Horsefly, B.C. during our Vacation we stopped over for one night at North Thompson River Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. The campground is beautiful, with friendly staff and we had a spot overlooking the river. We had hoped to camp a few days and visit Wells Gray Park, but it was raining and more rain was expected. There is also a railway track on the other side of the river and one can hear the trains despite the roaring river.
“A lovely campground situated at the confluence of the Clearwater and North Thompson Rivers. Popular with travellers on Hwy #5, with young families, or as a base camp for visitors exploring Wells Gray Park and the Clearwater area.” –B.C Parks.
It rained all the way going home, eventually coming down in buckets.
“Rogers Pass is known for its winter snowfall, which amounts to about 10 m per year. Because of steep mountains, avalanches are very common in winter. When the railway first went over the pass, 31 snow sheds with a total length of about 6.5 km were built to protect the railway from the avalanches. Snow sheds for the Trans-Canada Highway were built later, including large ones in 1962. To keep the Highway open during the winter, the Royal Canadian Artillery uses 105 mm howitzers to knock down the avalanches under controlled circumstances so traffic is not caught in unexpected avalanches.” – Wikipedia
Elk on the highway.