Last weekend San and I went to Whistler to spend some nice time out of the city. After she prepared a lot of nice food and bought a bottle of excellent Serbian plum brandy and another one of Chilean wine, we said "See you tomorrow!" to Cleo, sat in a car and went further north. A plan was to stop on some interesting sites before Whistler, spend a night in a hotel and then go hiking somewhere in the area on Saturday. Unfortunately, a weather was having a different plans for that weekend so there were slight change of plans.
Anyway, there are a lot of regional parks where you can come by car and then walk to the scenery. First stop was Brandywine falls, just before Whistler.
After finding a hotel and finishing formalities, we left our staff and food in a room and went to a nearby Lost lake, about 15 minutes walk from Whistler Village.
We were hoping to see some wildlife – bears – but except one common merganser and her family, all we could see were small birds. No moose, deer or bear. But there were a lot of proof that we are not alone there :left:
Next morning brought us a rain and fog and probably some snow on the higher peaks so we gave up the idea of mountain hiking. But rain was not that severe in the morning so we drove further north, near the town of Pemberton to visit famous Nairn falls on a Green river. Rain stopped for a couple of hours, giving us the opportunity to enjoy the strength of the nature to the full :eyes:
But we didn't give up the idea of seeing bears. All along the road to Vancouver you could see signs that warn people that they are in a bear country and that it is strictly forbidden to sop and feed the bears :faint: Righ after one of those signs we saw a big black bear, about 50 meters from a road in a broad daylight, around 1 pm, slowly walking toward Whistler, undisturbed because of cars and probably people watching in houses and barking dogs. Unfortunately, there was no chance of making any photograph for the whole event happened so fast and unexpected, catching me without camera :awww:
We tried our luck in a nearby Callaghan valley but except poop by the road and strong rain and fog we saw nothing. Ok, next time 😀
Alexander falls, Callaghan valley
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