We are really into a nice stretch of warm weather...again, way above seasonal temperatures for this time of year! The forecast is for a cooling trend towards the end of the week...when we are back in Fort Langley; maybe even a little rain. So for now, we will enjoy the blue sky and sunshine!
Monday morning we drove into Chilliwack to fill a propane tank, fuel up with diesel and fill our blue 5-gallon water containers. We were actually able to do it all at one place...The Husky Travel Centre. They not only sold propane but also had the best price on diesel...89.9 cents/litre (for our American friends, that's $3.41/gallon...but then, look at the dollar difference too!).
After we were finished there, we stopped at one of the many Tim Horton's in the area so we could have a coffee and get "connected with the outside world"...yes, the internet! I got caught up on some email and took care of some things that couldn't wait...unfortunately, I didn't get as far on the blog. Again, that is going to have to wait. Steve managed to get caught up on his stuff too.
Back home, I did a little baking while Steve put his fishing rod together and then headed down to the river. There aren't many areas within walking distance of the campground to fish with the high water level from the snow melt other than this one pool, but no luck. Notice the log on top of that rock...the river level can get much higher...
It was shortly after 10:00 Tuesday morning when we hit the Tamihi Trails. We started off with extra layers on but it wasn't long before we were stripping them off. Yes, another warm day! As far as I am concerned, I'm glad I have a GPS because all I did was follow Steve...and there are trails all over the place that go up and down the mountain, Here I am, crossing a stream...
We actually found a clearing where we could enjoy lunch with a little view...and some sunshine!
We got back home at 2:00...a good 4 hours and 44 kms out on the trails! Steve immediately got to the chore of loading the quads back into the truck while I put stuff away inside. With that done, we had showers and then sat outside in the shade...keeping an eye out for rafters. A couple did come through but no pictures this time. Actually, the river has really risen and is raging even more...I guess the warm temperatures is really getting the snow pack melting!
Tomorrow we will pack up and continue on the final leg of our journey "home"...from where we started last October 12. Definitely looking forward to getting back on the grid...have lots of catching up to do, not only on the blog but paying bills, appointments, and visiting family and friends.