Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Philip Lake Trail
Wells Grey Provincial Park
up 350 meters then down again
About 2 hours

We started on the road less travelled. It was bumpy, steep and narrow. I usually like to hang my head out the window on this kind of backroad, but not today! Today the shrubby alders were trying to climb in through the windows, slapping my face as we drove past. I tried to look through the front window, but all I could see was the sky. As the truck rocked and rolled on it's slow grind upwards, I laid back my ears and clung to the seat. When we arrived at the trailhead, I was relieved. The hike is pretty and we had the place to ourselves. At the lake I was distracted by a particular scent.

It was hard to place the sweet herby aroma. I continued to explore the shrubby lakeshore.

Eureka! How could I forget? It is huckleberry season.



Tale of Two Trails

Moul Falls Trail
Wells Grey Provincial Park
short and sweet

This trail is an easy 30 minute hike to a pretty waterfall. If you are careful, you can get to the base of the waterfall to enjoy a refreshing mist shower. It is a joyful thing on a sunny summers day!

Clearwater Lake Viewpoint Trail
Wells Gray Provincial Park
steep and sweaty

The trail begins at the boat launch and wanders along the lakeshore before heading uphill to the viewpoint. You can expect to be about 2 hours. After you leave the lake there is no water, so bring some with you.

Cabin Critters

There are plenty of neighbours at the cabin in summer.

A Guest

I have met a new friend. I welcomed her into my home. I entertained her with tennis balls and squeaky toys. I shared a bully stick with her. I offered her a bowl of freah water and some kibble. We played chase and we napped. Her name is Juliete. She is lovely.

"It is the east, and Juliet is the sun"