Heading home.


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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.

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“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.

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It rained all the way going home, eventually coming down in buckets.

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“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

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Elk on the highway.

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Horsefly, B.C.

6 comments

  1. Rogers pass was quite scary with the weather and we couldn’t stop for the Elk.
    Yes, there was nostalgic, we appreciated our warm comfortable home, freezer full of food, etc.
    We keep thinking of how people lived 100 years ago in Canada, especially in this climate. Where did they get food especially in winter? Hunting, gathering of firewood, etc. must have taken up so much of their time and energy.

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  2. I remember you showed us the special animal bridges to get the animals across the highway. Did they have those bridges on this highway?

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    • Yes Colleen, but much after Roger’s pass, they are in Alberta. I didn’t take photos of them as it was coming down in buckets and the wipers were going too fast.

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    • Spokie, ek het gou eers na jou blog geloer en ek is baie beindruk, dit is pragtig!

      Dit is nogal ‘n snaakse storie, toe ons in Kanada toe kom moet ek vir my ‘n epos adres kies en ek kies toe sommer Tokeloshe, later toe ek wil begin blog, kan ek aan geen ander naam dink nie, dit pas nou nie eintlik in by scrapbooking nie en die meeste mense ken nie die legende nie, maar Tok is ek nou en Tok sal ek bly. Ek probeer toe my avatar soos ‘n Tokeloshe laat lyk, maar o wee, maar ek lyk eerder na ‘n heks.

      Waar in Kanada bly hulle ? Ek neem jou nie kwalik nie, dit sal darem moeilik wees om die bosveld te verlaat. Ons kamp lekker, ongelukkig nie in die winter nie, maar dan scrapbook ek,

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