We arrived here in Telkwa without incident after a leisurely three hour drive. We are starting to get back into the mountains of western British Columbia. The snow-capped mountains are beautiful, as long as we can look at them from a distance. :)
The campground here at Fort Telkwa is a step down from Dave's RV Park but it is a very nice park. It is almost empty so the sites seem larger than they actually are but they are sufficient even when crowded. Their restrooms and showers are great. Each individual loackable restroom has a lavatory and three foot vanity, toilet, and large shower area with plenty of space to hang your stuff up. We are right on the river with a great view at the back of the mothership. They normally have a free RV wash set up with a pressure washer but it is still too early in the season right now. They had freezing temps just last week and have had their equipment ruined in past years from setting up too early, so they delayed it a bit this year.
Today (Sunday) we watched the Lady Gators beat California twice to advance to the Women’s College World Series. Hopefully they learned from last year’s World Series and will take it all this year. GO GATORS!!! After the games we went riding around to look at Telkwa and Smithers which is about 10 miles from Telkwa. They are both in the Bulkley Valley in which the Bulkley River runs and is surrounded by mountains (must be why they call it a valley). :) Most of the mountains still have significant snow on them and are really beautiful – just a taste of what’s to come we hope. It’s about a five hour trip from here to Prince Rupert so we plan to get out early tomorrow. We will spend three nights there before boarding the ferry on Thursday. The Mothership will then get a rest as she will only be driven about 40-50 miles over the next four weeks as we go up the inside passage of Alaska, getting off and camping at Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau and Haines.