CAMPING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sorry I have not done a lot of Blogging in the past year. We have been very busy around our ranch and did not get away much this past year. We did how ever get away a few times this summer to some of our favorite spots and even some new ones. We also planning our winter get away to Arizona in January.
Lundbom Lake campsite and grasslands,
Make sure you bring your swim suit and a canoe or boat with a fishing pole. This lake is stocked with beautiful Rainbow Trout.
To find out more about Lundbom Lake visit my web site and visit http://www.campingandhorses.com/lundbom_lake.htm
Our second trip this year was with some of my family so we loaded everything on the truck. Canoe, Side by side, and of course the horses. We headed up towards Williams Lake then West on highway 20 towards the coast. First spot would be Wilderness Rim Resort on Nimpo Lake. Tabby the owner let us put up a shock fence for our horses around the back of one of the cabins. Beautiful place with 5 log cabins over looking the lake and a huge lodge. Pictures below.
I felt like we could be half way to Arizona coming all the way here LOL. We drove about 5 hours from Williams Lake and we where kind of off the grind 10 minutes out of Williams Lake. No cell all the way through. Lets hope there are no break downs.
|Truck loaded with everything LOL|
|One of the many cabins at Wilderness Rim Resort on Nimpo Lake|
I would have loved to stay longer and really see this area but they were having thunderstorms every night. Not normal for this time of year so the mosquitoes where really bad. We where travel with friends and family and some of them wanted to find better weather so we head east towards first Eagle Lake as there was a forestry site favored by equestrians. My Cousin's friend Peter was also told about a lake that was just stunning Tatlayoko Lake. So the next morning we would leave here before even having a ride.
NEXT STOP EAGLE LAKEEagle Lake looked really nice lots of riding areas around the lake with good grasslands to hotwire or put corrals up. There where also trees to highline in. We did not end up staying but I took a bunch of pictures so you could see the campsite.
So we decide before camping here for a few days we would drive in a little farther and go see Tatlayoko Lake. Eagle lake was a nice campsite but we have driven 8 hours from home and would love to see the Chilcotin mountains.
|Looking across the lake at the mountains from the Forestry site on Tatlyoko Lake.|
|Here is our campsite couldn't quite make it in to the full site|
|Horse had shelter under the trees|
After a short ride down the street you can get onto the beach and ride the lake shore.
There is a river that flows into the lake you need to cross to get to the beach shore
This lake feels more like a ocean and the water is just beautiful clear & clean you can drink it.
Well were where here we also canoed and went out in our side by side
|My Cousin Rob out fishing and we did a little canoeing|
After spending 5 days at Tatlayoko lake we decided to move on to another lake.
Next spot Puntzi Lake off hwy 20 towards Williams lake
|Horses liked there hotwire corral|
|Yes this lake has Pelicans|
|Our horses are water babies|
For some reason this summer the weather has been just crazy. In this area it was thunderstorms every night and the bugs where bad. Managed to log on the the internet at the Lodge next door and see the weather in our area in Merritt was beautiful. So after only a week we headed home and to a new lake we had not camped at Called Davis Lake
|Lovely fishing and canoeing lake|
|This camp is more of a Side By Side ,ATV, dirt bike camp so lots of places to ride.|
|Dogs loved it here|
Some of you know we travel with our cats. One is a Savannah part African Serval and the other one is a full African Serval. Born and raised in North America for about 50 years of domesticated breeding. Anyway Duma our Serval LOVES camping. Here she is out on her morning Hunt.
Last winter we did not go to Arizona but we did go back and forth from Merritt to the Coast with our cat Duma to do some film work. She did 3 scenes in a new series called "Zoo". You can see her in Season 2 episode 4 & 5
She is also a local celebrity
Keep posted this winter for our trip south