Two weeks ago we went on our second camping trip to Lake Koocanusa in British Columbia. During our first trip, back in July, we had the...
Two weeks ago we went on our second camping trip to Lake Koocanusa in British Columbia. During our first trip, back in July, we had the weather on our side and our friend brought his boat, so we spent a couple days boating on the lake and playing Beersbee on the beach.
This time, however, Autumn/Fall had arrived and with it came a whole day of rain. Thankfully because of the weather the recent campfire bans had been lifted, so we spent the day around the fire, playing cribbage and card games.
On the second day the sun managed to come out so, after a game of Bocce, I took a walk along the lake and around the campsite.
Lake Koocanusa is a 90 mile long reservoir, stretching from British Columbia to Montana, made by the damming of the Kootenay River by the Libby Dam in Montana. It was created to generate hydroelectric power and offer flood protection in Northwestern USA. In 1973, the Canadian government set fire and blew up various parts of the town of Waldo, BC with dynamite and buried it so that the reservoir could cover the area.
The lake was named by Alice Beers in a competition, she took the first three letters of Kootenay River, Canada, and USA, and *voilá* Lake Koocanusa was born.
As usual, the sentence 'Lisa, you live on a farm, stop taking photos of *insert farm animal/item here*' could be heard. I can't help it, I'm a sucker for cows... and sheep.
By this point in the walk water from the forest floor had started seeping through my shoes and I thought it was best to head back to the fire and dry my toes off. We'd also gotten into a conversation about bear attacks, and I realised I wasn't really in the mood to fight a bear. I'd much rather sit by the fire and drink a beer.