Only had 105 kms (65 miles) to do today so no rush. We stopped and picked up some more groceries before leaving town and then took the main highway. We've used enough gas this month, so figure we're better off maximizing our fuel mileage by taking the main roads.
Along the way, we stopped for a walk at a day use picnic area, and so we didn't make it to the park until just after 4:00pm. We visited at the visitor centre and talked to them about the hiking trails and which areas were best for parking. Because we're not using the campground here ($25.50 per night for a parking spot) we have to be out of the park by 11:00pm, and can return after 7:00am.
Went for a 2km (1.3 mile) hike on an easy trail to some waterfalls.
After our hike, we left the park and continued on towards a little town about 18 kms (11 miles) away where we needed gas anyhow and could likely find somewhere to park overnight. Along the way was a sign for a fish hatchery that was open to the public so we took a short dirt road to a nice level parking area. The hatchery was closed for the day and all the employees had gone home so we were pretty sure we would be fine there for the night, and we were.
Woke up this morning to a bald eagle sitting on the roof of the main building, watching the little fishes in the tanks that he can't get at! Yesterday, there were seagulls there, and when I saw this guy this morning, I thought "that's a funny looking seagull...".
Having a quick breakfast, then back to the park for some more hiking and biking. Oh, we actually had a summer day yesterday! Temperature got up to 28C (82F) and the sun was shining! A little cooler today, and calling for some showers this afternoon.