Wells Grey Provincial Park - Jaclyn Tanemura Photography

There is a mysterious and calming quality about this park that I can never seem to put my finger on. It is full of waterfalls, bears and the forests are thick and there is Old Man's Beard hanging off a lot of the trees. The time I've spent there has been fleeting, and I hope to go back and spend at least a week camping and hiking in this beautiful park.

"t u m b l e"

L O C A T I O N
Wells Grey Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

L O C A T I O N
Helmcken Falls, Wells Grey Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

D A T E
July 15th, 2012

E Q U I P M E N T
Canon 5D MK II, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II

M Y  T A K E
In 2012, the water was flowing very heavily. I've never seen the rivers so swollen in this park before. This shot was very lucky. We arrived later in the morning, and I was not expecting to get anything; but then, suddenly, the sunlight hit the mist creating this beautiful golden glow. It lasted for about five minutes, then was gone. Since then, I have never seen the light hit the mist like that, and I've gone back at the exact same time of year, at the same time of day. I believe the water was creating more mist than usual because of the sheer amount pouring down and crashing into the basin below. 

Tumble

A taste of the park...

Clearwater Lake /Falls Creek Campground is a beautiful campground. It's 50% reservable.
It is at the South end of Clearwater Lake. Bring bug spray!

The facilities include:
- Solar powered showers (you must bring change; loonies and toonies)
- Pit toilets
- the Clearwater Lake Nature House, where they hold informative shows about the local wildlife, history of the park, etc.
- a little convenience store 
- a small restaurant

There is no cell phone service; the only outside communication you will have is by satellite phone only. The campground has these available for emergencies only. I will provide a link below if you are interested. 

Click Here for Campground Information

Photos to the right: 
- Myself and my husband Brandon at Sticta Falls.
- "Plummet" taken at Spahats Falls
-"Flux" taken at Helmcken Falls during the winter
-"Secrets of the Sun" taken in Clearwater Lake/Falls Creek Campground. The sun was setting, and a truck drove by on the gravel road, kicking up a bunch of dust. At first, I was trying to cover my camera. But then I saw these sun rays, and well, I cleaned the camera up later. :)

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  • Plummet
  • Flux
  • Secrets of the Sun

"g h o s t i n g"

L O C A T I O N
Clearwater Lake Campground, Wells Grey Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada


D A T E
July 15th, 2012

E Q U I P M E N T
Canon 5D MK II, Canon 17-40 f/4L, tripod, 10 second timer

M Y  T A K E

I happened to glance up at the sky on one of my treks out of my tent. I have never seen the Northern Lights before, and it was a very surreal experience. I was in my pyjamas, and surrounded by trees, but able to see them nonetheless whilst battling the mosquitos and other bugs that decided to make a meal out of me.

According to space.com, these particular Northern Lights were a result of an X-Class solar flare that "[triggered] a huge eruption of solar plasma, known as a coronal mass ejection or CME, which is expected to reach Earth at 1 a.m. EDT (0500 GMT) on Saturday (July 14).Young said that an early analysis suggests the coronal mass ejection sent a wave of plasma toward Earth at a speed of 3.1 million mph (5 million kph or about 1,400 km per second). Because the solar flare erupted toward Earth, it sent a wave of charged particles toward our planet that could slightly amp up northern lights displays. It caused a strong radio blackout for some high-frequency communications systems, according to SWPC officials. 
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