We went boondocking in the Bearberry ValleySundrewith some friends over the Heritage day long weekend. We have camped in the area before, but it was the first time at this spot. We arrived in the rain, but we had better weather for the rest of the weekend.
The dogs loved the creek even though it was a bit cold.
Quading through the creek (who is the blond with the ponytail?).
Quading through the creek (water was cold).
Who you lookin’ at?
Watch out for spiders.
Can you spot the quail in the tree?
The water was very clear with some deep pools for swimming if you can handle the cold water.
A fallen tree trunk.
Wildflowers and a butterfly.
Red berries ripe for picking but watch out for the bears.
There were many different varieties of wild mushrooms.
“Although mushrooms are very interesting to look at the microscopic spores found on the gills can contain serious toxins, wash your hands well after handling wild mushrooms. I quote a mycologist, who said the following “Fungal species are to numerous to identify and no one can claim to be an expert”. There are several deadly look a like’s and some have not even been documented, this is what makes eating wild mushrooms so dangerous and at the same time so mystical. Mushrooms are always fun to observe when considering all the above. If you’re lucky enough to find a healthy patch of mushrooms it’s truly a magical sight.” – Alberta Wow
Squirrels gathering acorns for the winter.
“Squirrels bury many nuts, but usually don’t retrieve all of them. The ones that stay buried in the ground sprout into new trees!” – Whyzz.com
“Because nuts and seeds are not readily available in winter, squirrels spend a lot of time in the fall collecting them to prepare! In the middle of winter, when there aren’t new nuts or seeds falling from the trees, squirrels can rely on their storage for food to eat! ” – Whyzz.com
Our dogs enjoyed exploring as much as we did.
Kris is a female Belgium German shepherd cross.