Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada
Trip Start Jun 25, 2009
73Trip End Sep 10, 2009
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Pierre Grey's Lakes Provincial Park
There isn't too much I’m afraid of unless it has eight legs. That’s a good thing when it’s 4:00 in the morning and Art yells, "The kids have a live mouse! Gracie has it in her mouth and I can’t get it away from her!"
For several hours we had heard the cats romping from one end of the motorhome to the other. I was happy that they were feeling at home enough to play like they normally do. Art heard some growling and thought he’d better investigate. That’s when he found the live toy.
It’s a little strange seeing our fluffy, chubby, docile puffball of a cat in the predator mode with a mouse’s tail dangling from her lips
Well, Art was able to get her to drop the little squeak, but it scurried under the slideout before he could grab it. Unless it shows its beady little eyes again so we can nab it and bid it farewell, we have a vagabond passenger.
We left the Icefield around 7:30 a.m. and headed to Pierre Grey’s Lake Provincial Park in Grande Cache, AB. It was rainy and foggy with patches of clouds hanging low on the mountains.
During our journey we got to see several elk and a couple of curly horned sheep. We have yet to see a bear, although some in our party have. We’ve certainly been warned plenty about the bears through signs and pamphlets that the campgrounds disperse.
Our site at Pierre Grey’s is deep in the woods and there is a nice lake here. It’s too bad it is still raining, dark, and miserable. Everyone must be hibernating in their campers because I see no life. Not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse.
Escape into a land of sparkling lakes, rushing rivers, green valleys, and windswept peaks
Grande Cache is the Gateway to Willmore Wilderness Park, Alberta’s greatest mountain treasure. Willmore Wilderness Park has an abundance of trails, big game, alpine flowers, and spectacular waterways. To protect its natural splendour, no motorized vehicles are permitted; visitors can access the park by horseback or on foot.
Outside the park, Grande Cache offers outdoor adventures with endless trails for motorized activities that include 4WD, all-terrain vehicles and snowmachines. Fishing, golfing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities await all visitors.