Category Archives: Dry Camp

Day 1 through 3 – Nairn Falls

Arrived and left with no issues, finally. We seem to have a knack for running into issues when we leave to go camping; incredible amounts of traffic, accidents in the tunnel, bridges or highways. But this time we sailed through without delay.

Popped in to see Claire, Stu & Daniel, had a really nice lunch and catch-up. Daniel showed us his new bike and riding skills. Definitely going to be ‘the local’ in future races. Good luck guys, I see a future not in skates, sticks and training camps but bikes, new bikes, repairs and race weekends, enjoy!

Nairn Falls Provincial Park once again impresses. Our site is pristine and nicely spaced from the other camp sites. Special kudos to the people that run this site, they really keep it in good shape. I think most BC Provincial Campgrounds are well kept, save for a few around Vancouver that are overrun with people.  It appears the constant cool breeze from the river has some impact on the number of mosquitoes.  We spent most of the evening playing crib, I lost two straight and the third double or nothing, did not see a single mo’.

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We spent most of the day exploring around Pemberton, paddling on One Mile Lake and went for a short hike to Joffre Lakes. We may not actually be getting this slow-down-its-vacation thing.

P.S. Got some news that Mom and George may be buying a Class A bus, this is exciting as we will be able to spend more time with them camping, burning meat and other grape type adventures.

Two more sleeps

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Its pretty much time to go. We are leaving Monday morning and heading to Squamish to meet some friends; Claire, Stuart and Daniel, been some time since we have met up and the timing finally worked out. We are excited to see their new home, even though they have been in it for a few years already, it’s still new for us.

The trailer is pretty much good to go, groceries are loaded, loads of clothing stashed away, clean water tanks full and the yucky tanks are empty, seems to be an ample amount of malted beverage and grape nectar for the first leg.

From Squamish it will be a quick Drive to Nairn Falls where we will dry camping for three nights. Hoping the canopy of the big trees gives us some shade and trailer is not too hot at night as will not have any air conditioning. I know, first world problems…

Hoping to hang low at Nairn and get a few nice hikes under our belt. The first is a short walk up to the falls which I did earlier this season with Ashley, Nevin and Mr. Mr. (aka Jesse). The hike is easy with almost no elevation change and taking about an hour round trip, but the view is amazing. Check out random pics of the falls here.

The second hike we would like to take is One Mile Lake. It’s a short hike from the camp site and listed as one of the five lakes to visit when in Pemberton, maybe we can get the canoe in the lake as well.  Lots of nice pictures here.

This should keep us busy for a few days.