Monday, August 9, 2010

Leaving Alaska - Dawson Creek to Hinton, Alberta

We left Dawson Creek on Friday, August 6th and continued our travels toward the south east. We were making our way out of Canada, heading to Glacier National Park in Montana.

We decided to go to Grande Cache and try to get a campsite in the town's municipal campground.  As it turned out, they didn't have any vacant sites but we were at least able to fill up our fresh water and empty the black and gray water tanks.

Then we got on the road again and made our way to the Gregg Lake Campground at the William A. Switzer Provincial Park, which is just north of Hinton, Alberta.

This worked out great! We got a nice site surrounded by Lodgepole pine, spruce and aspen trees.  There were no hookups but we could run our generator whenever we wanted and we had plenty of water.

We decided to stay at Gregg Lake for three nights. We got settled in and did a whole lot of nothing except watch movies, walk the dogs, and play with our campfire.  It was a good break from all the driving!

The only potential fly in the ointment was the bear threat. There were signs posted all around the campground to beware of bears, and so we kept an eye out when walking the dogs and foraging for campfire wood. I am pleased to report that we did not see even one such critter!

Relaxed and ready to move on, we left Gregg Lake on  Monday, August 9th.

Stay tuned!

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