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Old 07-03-2013, 12:18 PM   #31
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That's a good one .... doesn't he just look completely comfortable ! Big Eric seems more appropriate , since Bullwinkle was/is a moose .
I had the same thought.

A couple more Wapiti

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:16 PM   #32
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I grew up on Vancouver Island, but I've never seen an elk there. And it's been 20 years since I've been to Botanical Beach. Is it still a challenge to get to?

These pictures of mine have been from past years, with past trailers. We've only had the 19 out for one weekend so far, and the most we can claim to have seen were deer, loons and chipmunks.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:41 AM   #33
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Apparently Vancouver Island has the largest surviving population of Roosevelt Elk in BC; most occurring on the Northern part of the Island. This was a rare sighting for us!

20 years ago it was indeed a trek out to the Beach and what a magical place it was! Last time I saw it was about 30 years ago when one had to drive for hours over a dirt road and then hike for ? hrs on a questionable "path" through brush and mud - not for the faint of heart. Now the road past Port Renfrew is completely paved - only about a 7 minute drive. The parking lot has two paths - one directly to Botanical Beach, a grand 1 km distance, and the path to Botany Bay, a staggering .75 km. If you want a really good trek there is a trail that loops, total 2.5 km around. Although I wouldn't describe it as entirely wheelchair accessible, it is a well groomed, fairly easy trail. So much has changed - tidal pools are still awesome, but not quite the vivid colours or variety of sea life that I remember. There was something about the half day trek in that used to make it truly out of this world <3
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Thanks for reviving that memory, Glennrose. It was a special day.
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