Russ, Junior and I headed away from the city this weekend, up the Sea to Sky Highway to our so far favourite place to camp – Cal-Chek.
Now Cal-Chek is an old forestry campground and not run by the BC Government, but run by the Indian Band. As such they don’t have a general store, they don’t have showers, it has an outhouse, it doesn’t have a beach, but it has a running river. That said, the campground is well maintained and you are shaded by the elements from the huge trees that surround the campsite.
We managed to get our old site from last year, to my surprise, Russ had the tent set up prior to me leaving work. He was good at driving up to the site earlier on Friday and securing a spot.
We had a great relaxing weekend. We headed into Whistler on Saturday to grab some essentials, and also hiked abit along the Cal-Chek trail that took us to Brandywine Falls. We walked along the trail and were treated to an awesome vista of the area. We truly are blessed to live so close to such beauty.
Junior of course had a run of the campsite and he enjoyed running around and sneaking into other campsites to see what everyone was doing. Of course he did have to be told a few times to stay within bounds, but overall he was a very good boy.
We were also treated to a couple of woodpeckers that decided to do some “pecking” of the “wood” and I snapped up a couple of photos. Who thought that taking a photo of a bird would be hard, but I had difficulty in getting the right shot.
The temperature at night did drop to about 5C, and if it wasn’t for the heater Russ had purchased last year I think we would have froze. This of course didn’t deter the mosquitoes from being out in full force. If it wasn’t for the OFF-Lanterns we purchased I don’t think we would have survived. Thank you OFF for creating these, an item that *actually* works!
On our treck back into Vancouver, we stopped along Britannia Beach for a bit. This where you can find the BC Museum of Mining. Granted we did not go into the Museum itself, we did walk around the surrounding buildings, which was fun. One day we will venture in.