October 9, 2011

Pearl Lake & Oyster River



with Campbell River in the background we're on our way


deep into the valley we go


wild blueberry in full colour 


there are several big plateaus 


nice spot to see some elk



fall fireweed in the mountains


we came to several dead ends 
but Arlene found a trail leading down  


down to where we had no idea and it was pretty rough 
but we had to get down to the Oyster River



yippee...just below there was a better road to continue on
the river is way down at the bottom of the valley



finally down to the river and now we can
follow the oyster main to pearl lake


not so fast...active logging...crap
we weren't far from the lake...crap
it was sunday...so we slipped under


no one was around but they have been busy


at the end of the logging road a trail started
this proves the winds can howl up here


it was fantastic complete with huge bolders


cool fungi colours


a resting spot to catch the first glimpse of the river again


now we were getting close to the source


here's the beginning of the Oyster River


and this is Pearl Lake that feeds the river


a great quad trip to some spectacular scenery



1 comment:

  1. hi Russ. great photos and blog. i'd like to connect with you by email if you're so inclined. James in Comox

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