Camping on Crownland.



Wild Horses on Crownland.
Watch on YouTube.

We went boondocking for almost a week at a spot we call Tokeloshe’s farm, near Limestone Mountain, in the Bearberry valley, Alberta, Canada. We camped there once before you can read the post by clicking here. As usual we were joined by the wild horses. You can read more about them by clicking here.

“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

Beyond the public and private sites across the province that you can camp in for a nightly fee, Alberta residents are also able to peg their tent or drive an RV onto public (aka “crown”) land. It is also commonly known as “backcountry” camping, “random” camping or “boondocking”- Road Trip Alberta.

Erik doesn’t bark at the Horses.

Feral Horses gallery.

Photo taken from our truck.

Wild Horses of Alberta Society on Facebook.

Wild Horses on Crownland in Alberta, Canada.
Watch on YouTube.
Taken on my phone.

The first few days were lovely, it wasn’t too hot or cold.

We love sitting next to the creek.

One of the pleasures of summer is to lie back and gaze up at the stars overhead on a warm, dark night and see the Milky Way.

Erik also likes it.

 Our hammocks are 11 foot long and 7 1/2 foot wide, so that you can lay across it.

We recently bought a Eastman Outdoors Portable Kahuna Burner with XL Pot and Wok Brackets with Adjustable, Removable Legs.

Bacon and eggs for breakfast made in a disc Plough on the burner.

Sausages and eggs cooked in a cast iron pan which fits neatly into the Brackets.

Pork chops, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed bell peppers, fried onions, eggs, etc. cooked on the burner.

The cattle didn’t mind us.

Cattle Grazing on leased Crown land.

“The grazing lease system was originally intended to allow cattle producers to grow their herds and make beneficial use of the vast grass resources of the province. Allowing cattle to be grazed on Crown lands through the grazing lease system is a critical component to Alberta’s successful beef industry. Alberta’s beef industry is a significant contributor to Alberta’s GDP and plays an increasingly important role in Alberta’s diversified economy employing thousands of Albertans.”- Alberta Grazing Lease.

Erik doesn’t bark at the cattle either.

The last two days we had rain and it was cooler, but fortunatly we had lots of firewood.

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TOKELOSHE ©

4 comments

  1. Boondocking! Bundok in our language is mountain. So that means boondocking is going to the mountains! That must be where the term comes from. Interesting! I must do some research on this.

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    • Now I know at least one word in Filipino 😉
      We are close to Limestone mountian, but we can’t see it for the trees.
      We have however driven up to it, it is a popular hike.
      Limestone Mountain.

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    • Thanks, I’m glad you like it.
      We are very fortunate. Canada has great campgrounds, some quite close to home, but to find these spots we do have to scout them out.
      Our camper is also modified to go over uneven ground, parking is tricky, but it is worth it ♥

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