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May 26th, 2010 - 03:09 PM
I went for a drive to Duffy Lake today, there was a lot of whiskey jacks, they are medium size alpine bird and if you hold your hand out, they come and land on it to check if you have food.
they stay on your hand, its very cool.
then on the way to the lake i saw an old brown bear on the side of the road, i rolled the window down and took a few photos, it was maybe 30 feet away.
he's either very old or got into a fight, his head is bald. and he's got a weird color.
On the way to duffy lake , there is another lake called joffre and there is a big glacier just over it, Matier Glacier. There is also walks to other lakes you can do there, the lake is still frozen, since its at a high altitude. the lakes there are supposed to be totally turquoise. i want to go back this summer, its very beautiful.
Then i went to duffy lake and took a few photos there, its a very beautiful spot, the road to the lake keeps going up and up, the lake is at a pretty high altitude i guess, there was a lot of snow and it was cold, the lake had a bit of ice still. its total wilderness overthere.
On the way back i saw a black bear on the side of the road, i stopped and stood on the doorway/ step of my truck and took a few more photos, it was maybe 20 feet or less, right next to the truck. i was so exited to see bears today.
In pemberton its almost summer, today was like 18 degrees and sunny. i went to one mile lake in the morning and i saw a harlequin duck, it was the first time i saw one of those, what a beautiful colorful Duck. I also saw a downy woodpecker.
The wildlife was out in force today , enjoying the nice weather i guess