Missezula Mini-Break

This past weekend Richard and I joined our friends and about 80 other people for a rock-crawling event at Missezula Lake, off of Highway 5A between Merritt and Princeton. We arrived Friday evening and set up camp, and our day of wheeling started early Saturday. Really early for me – I got up for a call of nature and grabbed the camera when I heard a loon out on the lake. This serene, wild landscape epitomizes what I love about rock-crawling: we get away to some of the most beautiful wilderness locations in North America, from desert canyons to wooded hills to glacier-carved mountain gullies like the ones at Missezula. Scrambling up and down the trails, camera in hand, I get to see stunning plants, wildlife and rock formations, and most importantly, my man with a huge happy grin on his face…