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Back from Rossland

The past week I was up in Rossland relaxing, doing a bit of skiing and enjoying myself. I was hoping to get lots of snow photos but it was very warm the whole time and the lack of snow did not motivate me at all. This is one of the few shots I did get, the view from my friends deck.

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Rockies Road Trip: Day 10

Today is the last real leg of the trip, time to do the last long drive from Rossland to Vancouver. Since most of the day was spent driving I didn’t get too many photos. I did get some photos when I stopped for lunch though!

_DSC9512_webA yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus)

_DSC9529_webStellar Jay

Overall it was a great trip, the weather could have been better and I was really hoping to see more wildlife but what can you do. I will defiantly beĀ  going back a different time of the year when I get a chance and if you have a chance to go to the area you should.

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Rockies Road Trip: Day 1

You may or may not have noticed that I have not posted for a few weeks, the reason for this is I did a tour of the Canadian Rockies. I started in Victoria, BC and made it up to Jasper, AB before turning around and heading back to Victoria. This trip lasted about two weeks and was about 3000KM in length.

I left on October 1st and drove to Lac Le Jueune provincial park to spend the night. The park is located between Merit and Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia.


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Driving!
 
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Camp for the night

After setting up camp and cooking a hot meal I went down to the lake shore to take in the evenings sunset. It had been raining most of the way to the campsite and the clouds from that where just starting to blow in.

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Lac Le Jeune Sunset
 
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Sunset over the Wharf at Lac Le Jeune Park

After packing as much as I could I bundled myself up for my first night. Little did I know how cold it was going to be and how much colder it would get!

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Fall Road Trip: Day 3

Day 3 was the end of the 3 day, 1800KM road trip. Once again up very early to get back to Vancouver to get the ferry back to Vancouver Island. On the way back the awesome weather we where having changed to the usual northwest autumn weather, cold and wet.

One of the Aussies we met at the hostel (there where quite a few) and they all had Chevy Astro vans. Phil decided to add some more flare to his van the day before.

With a 10 hour drive you soon start looking for thing to entertain your self.

The East gate into Manning park.

Back on the ferry back to Vancouver Island we got to see some very nice rainbows as we left Vancouver.

This is the end of the road trip. Overage it was a great and I got to see some amazing scenery and animals. I am hoping to make it up to Rossland/Red mountain in the winter to get some nice snow pictures.

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Fall Road Trip: Day 2

We had made to Rossland the previous afternnoon and spent the night at the Mountain Shadow hostel. I spent the morning hiking around Red mountain, looking around the ski resort and just enjoying the amazing autumn weather.

Although it was nice and sunny it did not mean it was nice and warm.

After lunch me and my friend Kyle walked up Red mountain, at the top of the T-bar we found an abandonded mine building which was very interesting to looke around.

The road into Rossland as seen from Red mountain.

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