Didn’t bike ride today. Pointed my nose towards home around 9 am. Stopped at a well-known fruit place that has the best peaches ever. The it was a stop in Vernon at one of my most favorite bookstores, followed by a little farewell visit to my friend in Armstrong. By 1 pm I was on the road again and I made it up to Valmount which is the half-way point to home.
Although it’s supposed to start raining here tonight, it was a glorious day travelling through the mountains. It was an opportunity for reflection and integration time of my past few days. How fortunate and grateful I feel to have been able to do this.
I could have driven further but I didn’t want to drive in the dark through the mountains and through Jasper Park. I’ve already hit a deer this year and that’s enough for me. I don’t wish to do that again. So I pulled into what’s called the Yellowhead campground just on the outskirts of Valmount.
And look what I found here. A creek where the salmon come to spawn. So beautiful. Never knew that spot was here.
At my campsite, I searched my back pack and found a lighter, then I gathered various garbage papers in my car and scavenged through the bushes to find some twigs and I had myself a little campfire.