Wells Gray Park – July 19, 2014

8 AM departure from Eagleridge.  Reconvened at the Shell station at Jim’s on the corner of Highway 5 and Clearwater Valley Road.  Final Party:  Anne-Marie Brown, Bill and Gloria Melnychuk, Celia Visscher, Derek Chambers, Diane Hopp, Doerte Pavlik, Glenn McBride, Larry Citra, Nigel Hemingway, Sharon Jensen and Sue Wolfe.

In order to catch the weather, we convoyed first to Helmcken Falls, then back to Dawson Falls and the Mushbowl.  Once finished there, with photography and lunch, back we went to Third Canyon (except for Diane and Anne-Marie who proved to be better weather predictors then the rest of us), then Spahats Falls.  Those of us who had spent time at Third Canyon arrived at Spahats just in time for a thunderstorm accompanied by torrential rain, making photography difficult if not downright impossible.

But a final stop, at the DQ in Clearwater for ice cream treats, provided some consolation.

Anne- Marie and Celia - © Larry Citra

Anne- Marie and Celia – © Larry Citra

Anne-Marie - © Larry Citra

Anne-Marie – © Larry Citra

Anne-Marie and Celia - © Larry Citra

Anne-Marie and Celia – © Larry Citra

Diane - © Larry Citra

Diane – © Larry Citra

Diane and Sharon - © Larry Citra

Diane and Sharon – © Larry Citra

Doerte - © Larry Citra

Doerte – © Larry Citra

Doerte "Chimping" - © Larry Citra

Doerte “Chimping” – © Larry Citra

Doerte Derek Larry Celia Sharon

Doerte Derek Larry Celia Sharon

Glenn - © Larry Citra

Glenn – © Larry Citra

Glenn and Doerte "Am I in your way?"- ©Derek Chambers

Glenn and Doerte “Am I in your way?”- ©Derek Chambers

Glenn and Doerte "Chimping" Again - ©Derek Chambers

Glenn and Doerte “Chimping” Again – ©Derek Chambers

Glenn and Doerte "More chimping" - ©Derek Chambers-2

Glenn and Doerte “More chimping” – ©Derek Chambers-2

Glenn and Doerte "The Perfect Shot" - ©Derek Chambers

Glenn and Doerte “Ahhh, the Perfect Composition” – ©Derek Chambers

Glenn Derek Larry - ©Sue Wolfe

Larry Glenn Derek – ©Sue Wolfe

Sharon  "I got you first" - © Larry Citra

Sharon “I got you first” – © Larry Citra

Sharon - © Larry Citra

Sharon Perplexed – © Larry Citra

Sharon and Celia - © Larry Citra

Sharon and Celia – © Larry Citra

Sue  - A little iPhone photography - © Larry Citra

Sue – A little iPhone photography – © Larry Citra

Sue - © Larry Citra

Sue – © Larry Citra

Sue 2 - © Larry Citra

Sue 2 – © Larry Citra