Friday, September 18, 2015

Trip to The Mountains Part 2

Next stop on our quick getaway was a stop in the Town of Fernie.  It is actually a ski resort town but out of season it is a beautiful place to visit to hike, bike, fish and all the other summer outdoorsy stuff you can do.  We were going to take the dogs for a hike from the Townsite along the Elk River, but this is what we saw at the start of the trail head.  

This was enough to change our plans as there was also fresh bear poop full of berries right there as well.  We decided to take a walk through the town and check out the shops instead.  

There was a cool Cheese shop that Pete just had to check out.

Zack,Molly and I waited outside 

here comes Pete and the dogs and the brown bag of cheese LOL

Zack couldn't go by the Pet Store in town without stopping in.  

Molly was beside herself smelling all the goodies 

There was a nice lady in the store giving out healthy dog cookies, of course Zack and Molly were right in there.  Don't faint but I actually came out of there without buying a dog collar.  Blimy!!!

I love Fernie as a town, it is so dog friendly and you can't complain about the views.   Next stop is Island Lake lodge about 14 km up a mountain where we stayed overnight.   Most beautiful place ever!    Til next time

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Trip to the Mountains Part 1

It has been forever since I have posted anything but lately I have had too many photos and too much to say to just post on facebook.   Zack and Molly have been just fine.  We have just took a quick trip to the mountains in Fernie, BC.  It was such a great couple of days.   

We took a road less travelled and ended up at Chinook Lake.  it's in the middle of nowhere although it looks like it was a campground.  This time of the season it was deserted.   Just Pete, the dogs and I.   We decided to do a hike round the lake.   I seriously was sick to my stomach as I have never hiked in the back country before with such isolation.  We did have bear spray and it was a loop trail so we couldn't get lost.  

Zack was in heaven. All his senses were in overdrive.   

He was looking for fish with Pete. 

The lake was crystal clear and even I could see the fish swimming about and that is saying something as I am blind as a bat when it comes to fish

It was a truly beautiful serene spot except for me making silly noises and chunnering away do that any bear in the area would hear us coming.   The scenery was spectacular. 

taking a break around the far side of the lake

Once back round the other side the Fall colours really showed.  

First hike by ourselves was so fun once I got over the initial anxiety about bear encounters.  Didn't see any thank goodness.