We went camping for a week, during a heat wave, at one of favorite places, next to a river near Limestone Mountain, Alberta, Canada.
Female White Tailed Deer on the other side of the river.
View from our campsite.
Across from our campsite.
“The female (doe) in North America usually weighs from 40 to 90 kg (88 to 198 lb).”- Wikipedia
This makes it all worth it.
“Notice the lack of antlers on a female deer, such as a female white-tailed deer or a female mule deer. While male deer have often large antlers; these antlers are absent in most species of female deer. Some female deer may have small antler stumps, however.”- Sciencing.com
Taken from our campsite, on our side of the river.
“The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the whitetail or Virginia deer, is a medium-sized deer native to North America, Central America, Ecuador, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia. I-” Wikipedia
“The graceful white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus is well known to most North Americans. Hunters and nonhunters alike recognize the animal by its habit of flourishing its tail over its back, revealing a stark white underside and white buttocks. This “flag” of the white-tailed deer is often glimpsed as the high spirited animal dashes away from people. The tail has a broad base and is almost a foot long. When lowered, it is brown with a white fringe.”- Hinterland Who’s Who.
“The white-tailed deer is tan or brown in the summer and grayish brown in winter. It has white on its throat, around its eyes and nose, on its stomach and on the underside of its tail. The male has antlers. Males weigh between 150 and 300 pounds and females weigh between 90 and 200 pounds.”- Nature Works
The weather forecast for the period that we camped. Note the Humidex.
We don’t have reception where we camp, so I took a screenshot before we left.
Our reliable little weather station.
Saturday at 6:26 p.m.
Although the water looks inviting in the heat, it is very cold.
Erik didn’t find the water too cold.
Erik cooling down in the river.
Cool and clear water.
We use a big disc Plough to make the fire in, the handles are old horse shoes. It stands on a potted plant stand, which is on a RV Mat. We cook in a smaller disc Plough, which also stands on a potted plant stand, the handles are also old horse shoes, which were welded on.
As usual the Wild Horses didn’t mind us.
A Wild Horses taken through our camper window.
“DNA studies conducted by both the University of Calgary and University of Texas show that our Alberta wild horses are indeed genetically unique. They have DNA related to the draft horse, Indigenous ponies and the original Spanish horse. There are multiple genetics found, but these studies show that this blend of genetics is only found in our Alberta wild horses. Leading scientific researchers have stated that if we were to lose these horses it would be a very large loss to Alberta.” – Wild Horses Of Alberta
Cooking in a Wok on a gas burner.
Cooking vegetables in the Wok.
Cooked Chicken, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, salsa, garlic etc. in the Wok.
Who’s a good dog ?
Erik doesn’t bark at the Deer or Horses while camping.