We headed into Couer d’Alene, Idaho, and stayed at the Elks. It is a very nice parking area, on grass, and very centrally located.
The next morning we headed out to Washington, to Grand Coulee Dam where we plan to meet John/Zoe to start out trip to Alaska. We were in Spring Canyon Campground, in the Roosevelt Lake National Park. We weren’t right on the lake, but had a great view of the lake. The area we were in didn’t have any hookups, but Verizon and our satellite worked great. They did have a free dump site.
On June 15, John/Zoe and John and I headed out for our big adventure to Alaska. But before getting to Alaska we had to travel through Canada, and we chose the route through British Columbia. We drove through Washington and passed lots of wineries and cherry trees. But, unfortunately, the cherries weren’t ready yet.
We crossed into British Columbia via the Oroville crossing. It was a very easy crossing; they only asked about firewood, firearms, and liquor. We gave the agent our passports and the dog/cat papers and he never even asked anything about them.
That night we stayed at a wonderful campground called Haynes Point Provincial Park which was right on the water. I had made reservations several months ago and couldn’t have had a better site. I can’t believe all the rivers and lakes we are passing through in British Columbia.
We continued traveling through British Columbia and ended up at Wells Gray Provincial Park, which is the largest park in British Columbia. We spent the night at North Thompson River Provincial Park, no hookups, but very quiet.
The next morning we drove into Wells Gray to the water falls that are famous in the area. It is 27 miles in to the last waterfall off a paved road, so we went all the way in and saw the Spahats Falls, Dawson Falls, and Helmcken Falls. They were the most amazing falls I have ever seen. The Dawson Falls looked like a mini Niagara Falls, the Helmcken Falls were higher than Niagara Falls, and Spahats Falls had a cave with water that was the beginning of the falls. I would highly recommend any one visiting BC to most definitely see these falls. There are actually many more but they were off a dirt road, or too long of a hike. Thanks to Mike S. for telling us about this place.
Leaving Wells Gray Park, we drove over the 24, which was a beautiful pass, and ended at the 97 heading north to Lac La Hache Provincial Park. There are no hookups, and quite a few mosquitos, but it is quiet
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