On the way to Prince Rupert

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Bear 1 along the Yellowhead Highway

The day started out by the alarm not going off so we slept an hour later.  I guess we needed our sleep.  So it was up and out in an hour heading off toward Prince Rupert where we will catch the ferry on the 14th.  As we traveled along the Yellowhead Highway, we kept our eyes open for animals as much of the road is uninhabited.  It was not long before we saw a bull moose on the side of the road.  Unfortunately he headed into the woods before we got his photo.  Then we noticed that along the road were many dandelions.  Along with the dandelions we found bears, four of them.  It seems that bears like dandelions.  One was even lying down to eat his.  They didn’t seem to mind us photographing them.  When the dandelions were no longer on the side of the road, we saw no more bears. 

We did see another moose and several deer, both white tail and mule deer, as we drove along the highway.  They were also difficult to get a picture of.  The trip was uneventful and most of the photos were scenes through the car window.  We did pass the World’s Largest Fishing Rod and Fish in the middle of British Columbia. 

We are in Smithers, BC and will continue the rest of the way to Prince Rupert tomorrow.  We are sitting in the shadow of a snow covered mountain
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Bear 1 along the Yellowhead Highway
Bear 1 along the Yellowhead Highway
Bear 2 along the Yellowhead Highway
Bear 2 along the Yellowhead Highway
Bear 3 along the Yellowhead Highway
Bear 3 along the Yellowhead Highway
One more bear
One more bear
Worlds Largest Fishing Rod
World's Largest Fishing Rod
Through the car window
Through the car window
Through the car window 2
Through the car window 2
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photo by: bikerdad