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This is a continuation of our canoe trip around the Bowron Lakes canoe circuit.
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We are have just gotten to our camp site four on Lanezi Lake and are spending some relax and rest time around camp and camp fire.
Camp Site Four Rhayl and Warren
Carving lessons
Spread out along the lake next morning
Next morning we canoed along the lake and stopped for lunch and for Justin, Flaxee and Jareh to jump from the cliffs into the lake. They had fun and the rest of us cheered them on. Then continued on and made camp five at Unna Lake.
Justin and Flaxee
Cliff Jumping
Unloading canoes Camp Site five Around camp
After getting camp made and comfortable we paddled across the lake to the Cariboo Falls trail head and the 1.5 Kilometers hiked to Cariboo Falls.
Making supper Sitting around camp Ready to hike Across the lake
The next morning we had to canoe upstream on the Cariboo River and Babcock Creek for about one and a half kilometers to our first portage of the day. There were a series of portages and canoe stretches until we came to Spectacle Lakes. From there to the end there were no portages. We saw two bear along this stretch which got all the cameras clicking.
Jareh and warren
On portage
Bear Ben and Michelle Ready to move out
Along the lake The last portage Rhayl and Shauna
Making camp
Warren and Jareh
Approximately half way along Spectacle Lake we stopped to make camp. This will be camp number six and our last camp along the circuit.
Camp six Camp six Stop to smell the flowers Ben and Michelle
After supper some of the crew canoed across the lake to another camp site on that side. And some of them went swimming.
Camp Camp Bowron River Moose and calf
Canoeing along the Bowron river was a pleasant winding slow stream. We saw some most along this stretch but most of them no near enough for picture.
Lunch stop The race to
the finish
The Finish
We canoed out into Bowron Lake and stopped for lunch. After lunch there was a monumental change in our crew. Everyone seemed to be in a hurry. There was no chatting between canoes. Everyone was paddling hard. We were in an unofficial Race to the finish. Arriving at the end in good time.
We were seven days together on the lakes with camping for six nights. And we all still like one another. That is a pretty good record considering so many of us had never been on an extended back country trip before.
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