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I just got back yesterday from a mini road trip.

Sister Mary has guests visiting from Japan, and she wanted to take them to see Mount Robson in the Rockies.  I tagged along.

The first stop was in Clearwater for a picnic lunch.

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Then off to Valemount, where we met our friend Dawne.  She had volunteered to be our guide.

The gates to the park.

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The weather was hot, and it would have been lovely and clear, except for the smoke from the forest fires burning around the province.

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It was hard to get a good picture of Mount Robson, but at least it wasn’t hidden in clouds.

The flowers were beautiful.

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Then it was off to see some waterfalls.

First was Overlander Falls.

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There were lots of pictures taken.

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We timed it just right.  When we arrived there were kayakers, preparing to go over the falls. Quite something to watch, not for the faint of heart.

Then it was on to Rearguard Falls.

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Our Japanese friends were very impressed!

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After a full day we headed back to Valemount and our very comfortable accommodations at Willow Burl Cabins.

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After a good night’s sleep and breakfast we headed back towards Clearwater and Wells Gray Park.  Off to see more waterfalls.

Spahats Creek Falls,

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Dawson Falls,

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and last but not least, Helmcken Falls.

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You can still see the hazy blue smoke hovering everywhere.

Two more stops, first at Dairy Queen for ice cream, and then at a fruit stand and we were on our way home.

It was a great mini road trip, and fun to be a tourist in our own backyard.

 

 

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