At the end of August, Dian and I camped at Anahim Lake. It was a convenient location to leave the trailer without pulling it down a treacherous hill to Bella Coola and Tweedsmuir Park. This area has a reputation for Grizzly sightings and nothing gets the heart racing faster than a Grizzly.
|This map shows the route we traveled. It was a 2-day trip to get there.|
|A Common Loon patrolled the waters on Anahim Lake behind our campsite.|
|It, fortunately, circumvented us and climbed down into the river.|
|The difference in lighting gave the bear a different color. In the shadows it was dark. In the sunlight it had a reddish sheen.|
|Back at the Anahim campsite, we saw a few Spruce Grouse. This female posed nicely.|
|This Barred Owl was seen back home in Abbotsford.|
|On Oct. 9 we went to the West Kootenays for a couple of days.|
|This Grizzly was just leaving a small community. Its scat revealed it was probably raiding apple trees in someone's yard. It didn't present any exceptional photo opportunities before it left the road and disappeared up a river.|
|We walked the shores of Kootenay Lake and found 2 migrating Snow Buntings.|
|This Canvasback Duck was also along the Kootenay Lakeshore. The fall colors on the water were striking.|
|An American Dipper was resting in Davis Creek near Kaslo. Its eyes are closed revealing its white eyelids.|
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