After a nice leisurely morning on Friday we left Princeton and headed to Lightning Lake in Manning Park. While we have driven through the park many times I have never camped there so I’m looking forward to this new adventure.
Hubby and I arrived and set up in one half of a very nice double site; it was a little tight getting into our space but not as bad as some Provincial Parks. Shortly after my cousin and her hubby arrived and the visiting began 🙂
Spruce, pine, and fir trees along with many dogwood plants, which are B.C.’S provincial flower, surround our sites.
On Saturday we drove up to the Manning Park Look-out, which has a beautiful view but it was slightly marred by the haze from a forest fire.
Hubby had a nice visit with a Cascade Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel.
We also visited with a few birds.
After our visit to the viewpoint we continued another 8km up the road, which turns to gravel, is very narrow, full of switchbacks, and a lot of washboard, up to the Alpine Meadows … well worth a slow drive on a bad road 🙂 And an added bonus is there is cell coverage up there which gave us a chance to check on a sick family member.
The meadows are full of pretty flowers, I can’t tell you what variety they are but I will share their beauty!
After our phone calls we headed out for a hike through the meadows, I would recommend this location to anyone who loves the beauty of the great outdoors … we will be back 🙂
Sunday afternoon was spent at the beach at Lightning Lake. The lake was cold but it was hot out so it was a welcome cool off!
And then all to soon Monday came and cousin and her hubby returned to the coast for work and hubby and I headed to Princeton and Old Hedley Road to look for a campsite on the river.
Until next time …