Ghosts. Building trails has it perks, from spotting potential photos to seeing all sorts of wildlife. Spiciest memory from the summer was being chased out of a forest by a mountain lion. Few people are lucky enough to see these animals, as the saying goes, if you see a mountain lion, its probably had its eye on you for quite some time already and is letting you see it. For us it was about 8am, and we had just started swinging pickaxes, when i started hearing faint hissing....not a great sign if youre in the forest. After hearing periodic hissing for a few minutes sometging clicked, I stopped working and said to the other guys "hey, I reckon theres a cat down there". Sure enough, we were in between a fully grown mountain lion and 2 deer...we had interupted its hunt and it was trying to scare us off. So naturally we took off, grabbed some coffee, and came back a half hour later. Never saw the kitty again.
"The inland rainforest, also known as the inland temperate rainforest in the classification system of the WWF, is a temperate rainforest in the Central Interior of British Columbia. It is part of the Interior Cedar Hemlock (ICH) zone of the biogeoclimatic zones system developed by the BC Ministry of Forests, in the Rocky Mountain Trench. One of the richest parts of this wet belt lies 110 kilometres (68 mi) east of the city of Prince George and nearly a thousand kilometres (600 miles) east of the coastal rainforests. The oldest and most diverse parts of the forest are typically found on northeasterly aspect wet toe slopes, with Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) trees over 1,000 years old and undisturbed forest stands much older than that. Some of these toe-slope benches were cleared in the 1960s to develop the Yellowhead Highway, with the added result that most of the remainder became easily accessible to industrial logging and recreation, and more recently to research and interpretation. As a consequence there are only a handful of the best sites left undisturbed in 2008."
Well worth the stop if you are in the area of Prince George, BC.
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I thought yesterday was Wednesday. I can't explain the excitement I had learning it was only Tuesday 😂
Photo of the Day
Photo by @fionamcleanphoto
What do you do when your plans for hiking and shooting are scuppered because of bad weather and/or forest fire smoke? You forget about getting mountain top views and go shoot waterfalls instead! This was the day that @alainsieben
and I were supposed to hike up to Joffre Lakes on the way through from Whistler to the Okanagan, but the smoke was so thick that we decided it wasn't really worth it as we'd have no views. Instead we decided to stop at some waterfalls along the way, including this one near Pemberton. I'm used to going to falls on my own and either shooting without people in the frame or having to try to capture any people that are there when they aren't moving (sometimes I ask them if they'd mind standing still for a couple of minutes, if I'm trying to do a long exposure, to give the shot some perspective). As I was setting up my gear (most of which Alain had carried in for me), I turned around to ask him something, and he had disappeared. I looked all around and suddenly saw him on the rocks below me, having climbed down to get close to the water and to be in the frame so as to give some sense of scale to the falls. You gotta love when your model is a self-starter who anticipates where to go in the frame and goes ahead and gets themselves placed while you set up!
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A much better view of the leftover snowy white under belly. As the days continue to shorten the summer brown coat will shed and give way to a snowy white replacement making the perfect camouflage for it’s home in the soon to become winter wonderland of Manning Provincial Park.
What a beautiful night for a cycle and paddle tonight. The first practice for the FCRCC Senior A Premier team.
We took a trip to one of our favourite flats ! It was amazing to be back in the sun and take a break from packing and cleaning. One of my favourite things about Maddox is his curiosity. He needs to touch and feel EVERYTHING from leaves to puddles to slippery fences....I do a lot of laundry but we learn a lot 😉😂 We're moving onto property in 2 weeks and I can't wait to watch my babies grow there.
This is a place where I need to spend more time.