Thursday, May 26, 2016

Chilcotin Holidays

Hike to Pearson’s Bluff

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon and we were excited to start the hike to Pearson’s Bluff. Just after passing the ranch fence, we encountered two deer calmly grazing on the little meadow, curiously looking at us. We were able to take some pictures of them before they hopped back into the undergrowth of the forest and we continued walking up the hill. The trail led us through the forest wilderness where we enjoyed the scent of the different conifers and the beautiful colors of the tiny flowers on the ground. Every once in a while, the forest’s clearances allowed us to get views over the valley onto the snowy peaks of the surrounding mountain ranges. After about an hour of hiking the sometimes more, sometimes less steep path, we made it to Pearson’s Bluff.

The breathtaking views amazed us and left us captivated on the edge. From here, we could experience Canadian wilderness as you imagine it: Extensive forests, snowy, spiky mountain tops, such as Mount Sloan, the rough canyon carved by Gun Creek, wide-ranging lakes as Carpenter Lake and Gun Lake as well as little basins like Pearson’s and Mowson Pond. We could even see the ranch from here. We took the time to acknowledge the beautiful landscape and took some pictures before we found a rock to sit on that offered a wide-angle view over the wilderness while the warm spring breeze and fresh air blew through our hair. Our guide showed us which landscape features we were seeing were which and explained how they were formed back in the day through glaciers. The atmosphere was calm and content, we took a rest and enjoyed the moment.

After a while, we set off to the path down, which was a different trail than the one that we had taken to get up here. We made our way down through the forest, passing clearances, several deer tracks and different flowers spreading all over the ground.

Going further down, we could hear the creek that we had passed on our way uphill and we knew that the ranch was near again.

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We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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