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


Viewpoint from the Truck


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.



 I think it was a muskrat.


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.


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

 Lady Evelyn Falls


Lady Evelyn Falls  Click the Photo to learn more

can you find the Poodles below?


Lady and the Poodles



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


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.


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



Steps to the river



IMG_4187 Why does this have to be spelled out to people?


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