Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Camping in Clear Water

A couple of weekends ago we went camping up in Clear Water, it is the annual trip we do with the Cow's and Udder's. (That would be Barking Cows) You remember all the humming bird pictures from last year.

This year I bring you change of pace, the humming birds were there but I don't want you to get bored with my content.

We took the kids for a little hike to Dawson Fall's. They call it 'little Niagara' due to it's horseshoe shape. It was very pretty. I found it a bit scary though, there are areas where there is no fence and a kid (or an adult) could easily fall in and be gone. It is not that high, but high enough. Quentin said it scared him.

Paul and I made sure one of us had a hold on each kid the whole time we were there, but the amount of access to the falls made me nervous.

Here is the gang on the little hike in. I think the kids enjoyed the walk even more than they did the falls itself. There were so many mosses and lichen along the way, we hunted up all kinds of natures treasures. SeaBass said to me, "Mom, I am having so much fun and all I am doing is going for a walk!"

There are a few bears that hang out at this campground. We see them quite a bit in field just over the fence that marks the boundary of one edge of the golf course there. We leave them well enough alone and they don't bother anyone.

This year we had the pleasure of watching one for quite sometime. He was just across the river from our campsite. He sat and watched us for a bit as well. He sat long enough for me to run to our trailer to grab my camera and was even kind enough to give me a chance to change lenses.

He (or she) eventually got bored of watching us watch him and wandered off to more interesting things.


angie, party of one said...

I love the bear pictures, that is so cool!

dwgnldy said...

Wow! That takes me back to the days when Dave and I made our annual trip to Canada. We'd call it our Canada fix.

Our kids hated camping (even though we had an RV) so we gave it up. Once in awhile we talk about buying another one but projects just seem to get in the way.

Great picture of the Bear. Maybe it was waiting for it's picture to be taken knowing it would be a star on your blog.

Wudas said...

That was a beary good post.

Shannon said...

Cool photos.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you all had a beary good time..sorry couldn't help myself.. Sandi

JustApril said...

What a great family outing =) I see the falls made it to your blog title, too. I hope no one gets hurt at those falls. Cool bear shot, too. He/she looks rather curious.