After a week of camping in the 'new and improved' Abraham Lake area west of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, it was time to move on. Don headed for home, but I headed west!
I got on the Icefields Parkway at Saskatchewan River Crossing and headed south. This is all area that I regularly patrolled for 15+ years, so it was very familiar territory, but always good to see it again.
From there, it was right back to one of my favourite spots on Revelstoke Lake, for another weeks worth of camping.
This time, the Starlink worked fine, with only short outages because of all the trees and mountains surrounding us.
Weather was very nice, and only a few pesky, non-biting bugs during daytime, so I slept all but one night in my hammock, with no fly, or bug net.
According to my phone, these are Eastern tiger swallowtails butterflies (Papilio glaucus). Not sure if there was something attracting all of them to one particular spot on the beach, or whether there was a butterfly orgy being attempted, but they all converged on this one spot to display their vibrant colours!
As usual, did lots of biking around the area. This highway is a dead-end, so normally very light to nil traffic, and none at night. Water was still chilly, but very refreshing to cool off in, as the temps were very warm.Because there is no cell service in the area, it is interesting to see the way various campers mark the turn-off to their sites, so friends will know where they are. One site just down the road started the week with a yellow grocery bag fluttering in the wind. Later, the bag was gone, and a bright blue painted rock was in place, then it too was gone. Another site up the road is marked by a green grocery bag! Some use flagging tape to mark the turn-off!
That's about it for this trip. Next, a road trip to Saskatchewan, coming soon (?).