Weather in this part of Alberta has been a mixed bag, and we're still seeing overnight frost more than half the time. But, it is improving slowly ...
Therefore, it was time to ditch the 5th wheel hitch and load the truck camper!
The seasonal snow has all melted, but there were still flurries every few days to remind us that it was not summer yet.
So- it was time to get out and test the equipment with a shake-down run in the camper. First time out was only an overnighter at a favourite camp spot on the Clearwater River, less than an hour from home.
Leaves are just now starting to turn green in isolated areas.
On the way back towards home, we took some random logging roads that led us to some other pretty decent looking camp spots!
The area is also home to a fairly large population of 'wild' horses, and we encountered 3-4 different groups as we drove around.
About a week later, we headed out for another short, unplanned trip, just before the holiday long weekend. Once again, only one night was planned, with the option to stay out longer if conditions were favourable.
This time, we started out west of Water Valley, after enjoying some good wings with friends at the local saloon there.
Not sure what this group of timber company trucks was up to, but perhaps it was an ATV training course, as all the trucks had trailers attached. Any more snow and they'd be wishing for snowmobiles!
The further we went, the heavier the snow became, and soon the road became a sloppy mess of mud and melting snow. That, and the impending long weekend was enough to convince us to head for home and start hosing the mud off the truck and camper. Spring-time in Alberta!
Hailey decided to take up her old position up front, to help me drive and spot the wild horses