Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Transcontinental Trek Day 8: Prince George to Fort Nelson, BC
Bob saw our first moose standing near the side of the highway, but neither Dave nor I saw it. Yeah!!! Our first moose! We couldn't go back to see it, though, because it quickly walked into the woods and was hidden from sight. It is now a bright sunny day, 53F. At mile 70 we stopped at the rest area next to Crooked River and saw our first Golden Crowned Sparrow.
There were a couple of Steller’s Jays hanging out in the parking lot. Yes, I know there is a stick in front of him!
The birch trees here have not begun to leaf out, whereas the birch down along the Pine River Valley have bright green leaves springing out. Dave says he’s been suffering from a little altitude sickness all morning, and is finally feeling better. He grabbed a hotdog at the 7 Eleven gas station. Yuck! That would MAKE me sick.
We reached Fort Nelson at a reasonable time and decided to walk down to the RV park Saloon for dinner. The best meatloaf dinner I've ever had!