It is one of the sweetest lakes on the Island
Head for Sayward and then instead of going into town go left off the highway and follow the White River main for about 30 km
It was a cool misty morning when we arrived
now the birds are chirping everywhere
the sun will soon be on the lake
Beautiful Stewart Lake
Arlene was happy when we were all set up
the quad trailer folds out to make a great table
The Porters are now in Residence
our "RED ROCKET" is out and ready to go
we had our red yaks with us too
My sister Kerrie & her husband Denny joined us.
They have a great quad and boat setup too
and their camper was in the second campsite
its time to go for a quad ride
Diesel, their dog, rides with them
Russ looking up at Victoria Peak, the 2nd
tallest mountain on Vancouver Island
Golden Hinde is the tallest
Warden Peak...its the 3rd tallest
Victoria has her Crown
Warden has his Pinnacle
here comes the gang
too much fun
what are you two looking at?
a nice little trout doesn't even know
he's being watched from above
Diesel hauling firewood...ya right
the fireweed was stunning
We saw some black bears with their cubs and tried to get a picture but they were too fast getting into the bush. The deer were slower...as in the headlights
Watchtower Peak was Huge
good place to shut down and watch for wildlife
this is elk country...when I zoomed in on this picture and there was a baby next to it's mom on the right
|Den, the quadding king in all his glory|
Diesel has to be leashed now in case of bears as he took off after one and it was a good thing the bear didn't stop and defend itself...it could have been ugly.
looking down on Stewart Lake...our campsite is at the far right end, just out of the picture
We both have been fishing here before and the biggest fish we've caught were 12" but we've heard rumours about some big ones...so off they went
sure enough they were back with some 12"s and when Den was cleaning the fish from his boat just off shore, he starts yelling Russ...Russ...Russ
"A shark just swam by and grabbed the guts"!
"There are big fish in this Lake"
so I got out my fly gear
and went just off shore
Den and Kerrie came to see what might happen
after 10 minutes there was nothing...then bang!!
He was on and he swung my boat around
and pulled me away from shore
after several runs it was time to bring him closer to the kayak and around the bow
and into my net...
I kept thinking don't screw this up now
everything went as planned
Yippee...I got Him
too much fun...
it was flapping between my legs
as I raced for the shore
Yikes...its bigger than my net :)
a nice 22" / 4 pound cutthroat
more quadding fun
Warden Peak makes me feel very small
look at the size of this stump. Unfortunately logging is the reason we have access to this wonderful valley
Consort Creek flowing down to Stewart Lake
a sweet umbrella waterfall
fantastic morning ride
I thought we had found a new lake but it was just fog
Time to head home after a great adventure
The White River Valley is Magnificent!