Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fort Nelson

 We are in Fort Nelson, east of the Northern Canadian Rockies. It seems to be on a vast plain of arboreal forest. The population is well-to-do and it is nice to have access to a well supplied grocery store, video store, aquatic center... The only problem has been three days of rain. The map shows our route since Prince Rupert and that we are now on a long plunge south, at Mile 300 of the Alaska Hwy. I was definitely sad to move so quickly between Muncho Lake and Summit Pass... these were the areas where I felt the greatest wildness.
The picture below is of a mama caribou and her calf racing for the wood margin. We were at Summit Pass when I took this photo.
... as well as this one of the white fronted geese. What was so special about them is that they winter in the Northern Sacramento Valley so they will get there at some point after we do.
 The birch trees are turning yellow and the yellow sprinkles the hillsides now.
 Three days of rain. Yesterday the fog was so bad we could only see about thirty feet. As we head south I recall that we are still far north of our farthest northerly point, Jasper, in the 2007-2008 Veggie Voyage. The crew and I may be soggy but are still looking forward to clearing skies and adventures to come despite being currently becalmed.


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