PCS 2013: Day 4 | To Fort Nelson, British Columbia #Wildlife

Holey Socks! When we came up here three years ago, this leg of the trip we saw more wildlife than any other part – and let me say, it was a repeat performance. Just outside of town, we passed this sign.

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10 minutes later, we saw a couple wild horses.

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Wild horses and…what is that back there?

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BISON!!!!!

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Lots and lots of bison!

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Look what’s up ahead!

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There’s babies!!!

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Oh my goodness!!!

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I know these photos are a little fuzzy, but we were driving, and with a mama that big, you don’t want to stop and seem a threat in any way to these babies.

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Then we came around a curve and saw this.

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You could see the truck and another car had stopped. This parade had marched across the bridge. They always have the right of way.

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Yo.

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Oh. My. Goodness.

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And all of this awesomeness, surround by beauty like this.

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Moosie!

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And another!

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Muncho Lake with its stunningly blue water – even blue when it is frozen.

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One of the dangers we faced, were caribou in the roads. They come to the road to lick the salts from it.

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More caribou ahead!

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You can tell it has been a long winter. Look at the ribs on this poor thing.

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Another wild horse.

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More caribou in the road!

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Hey there!

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And then we came around a tight corner on a steep hill and WAM. I mean…RAM!!!!!! In the middle of the road!

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He pranced up that mountain like it was nothing.

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Indian Head Mountain

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It has been 400 miles today of breath-taking views like this!

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What is that up ahead???

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What a pretty bear! We were hoping we’d see one of these!

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And something we hadn’t seen in three years…deer! These were just outside of Fort Nelson. We saw a dozen or so of them munching grass on the side of the road.

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Tomorrow we will head through the less mountainous stretch from Fort Nelson – to somewhere near the end of the official “Alaska Highway.” What might we see tomorrow?

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Comments

  1. says

    I'm so enjoying these posts. To be honest, I was eager for your move to begin because I remembered what fun it was reading about your drive up to Alaska! The odds are slim that we'll ever be posted to Alaska but I had to chuckle when I saw the Bragg Blvd sign in your last post. No wonder roads in this town are poorly marked – clearly departing troops are "borrowing" the signs and toting them to British Columbia :).

    • says

      Haha! I wondered if someone would comment on that sign :) Yep, we laughed when we saw that. I'm glad you are enjoying the posts. I know that stretch that we just completed was down right amazing, even if it was a nail-biter at times!

  2. Kim Brown says

    Conni I love the photos. The Bison I find a bit intimidating though. Emma is looking forward to seeing Jenny soon. Hope to see you soon as well

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