Road Trip

Lincoln Rock State Park, Washington
Heading north through Idaho
A Gatekeeper
Moyie Lake Provincial Park, BC
Sunset over Moyie Lake
The Moyie River at Yahk, BC
Wildflowers in Yahk, BC
Sunset over Lake Osoyoos
Ridge above Osoyoos
The Similkameen River
Washington, Idaho & British Columbia, 2011

Last week, we went on a road trip to meet my family at Moyie Lake Provincial Park for a bit of R&R. To get there we dropped down into Washington and Idaho, staying a night at Lincoln Rock State Park. On the way back, we stuck with the Crowsnest highway through southern BC and spent our final night at the Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos. It was a wonderful time filled with sun, heat, swimming and fishing, but my nephew was the only one that caught anything; six small yellow perch.


  1. These pics are so inviting! I could spend all day wading up these rivers fly fishing……alas it’s still very much winter down here.

    Comment by Rohan on August 14, 2011 at 7:24 pm
  2. We only had a brief stop at the Similkameen River (pictured at the bottom), but it had a deep, fast-moving channel surrounded by plenty of shaded shallows downstream. The scene could have come from a dream. To highlight the point, I saw a fish strike at an insect just as we were about to leave.

    Interestingly, the river has a very good run of Mountain Whitefish and they spawn over winter, so I might try an excursion when it starts to get cold here. Whitefish are small, but they are abundant and taste great when simply seasoned and pan-fried.

    Comment by Jason Landry on August 15, 2011 at 9:57 am
  3. Love the antlers!

    Comment by Julia on September 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm

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