Even when I was a little girl, travelling out to the lake in the old red and white Travelal, I used to keep my eyes peeled to the side of the road for almost the whole trip. You know that in the forests closer to Alberta, that you can see quite a distance through those trees because the diameter of those tree trunks are a little smaller and the trees are not as close together either.
The further west you go you cannot see very far into the forest. Not only that, the travelal was going so fast that you had to really concentrate to keep your eye on that area because it disappeared before one could get a really close look at what they were looking for.
What was I looking for?
A Bear! Finally spotted on May 3, 2015
At the age of 63 years, I finally saw one.
This bear was trapped between the two fences that they have running along side the highway on both sides, so that the wildlife cannot get onto the road.
I was a little annoyed that he didn't stop to pose for me.
Someone once asked me why there was a fence on either side of the roadway and I told them it was to protect the wildlife.
They said, "Notice who is caged in." :-)