Day 36 & 37 Muskrat and Waterfalls


These two days fit perfectly into my blog photo lesson “Water”:

“A source of life. A place of recreation. A calming presence, but also a destructive force…We have different relationships to and stories about water: how it has saved or defeated us. How it reminds us of family vacations, outdoor adventures, or the hot summers of our childhood. How it might also symbolize a place we’ve left behind, or a location we dream to go….How will you interpret this theme? How can you tell a story with water?”

My story today is about the waterfalls of the Deh Cho Route (Dehcho mean’s Waterfall in the  Dene (South Slavey people) and Métis language) .  Along this route here are numerous places to pull of and find these magnificent falls. I never expected to see canyons in this area.

Sambaa Deh Falls

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Viewpoint from the Truck

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I was taken by the beautiful sights but the dogs kept themselves busy sniffing and exploring.   I should have predicted that Nickel would find dead vermin to entertain herself.  She was determined to tease Eureka and TinTin with it.

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 I think it was a muskrat.

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This photo was taken from the web


The next day we came across an even larger fall.  It was quite spectacular.  Some of the Poodle Petroglyphs were taken here.

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Mossy water along the river’s shore. It reminded me of a reverse moonscape

 Lady Evelyn Falls

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Lady Evelyn Falls  Click the Photo to learn more

can you find the Poodles below?

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Lady and the Poodles

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Evidence of a variety of wildlife living on the river.  I couldn’t believe the teeny mouse tracks… followed by the fox tracks!

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fox foot print

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 We found a way down to the river but the poodles decide that it was too steep and scary.  I think they read the signs.

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You can see Eureka’s concern by her yawn… a typical sign of stress in a dog.

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Steps to the river

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