We left home at 8:30 am on Saturday, heading to Hope where we stopped and filled the tank with diesel. One of the goals of this trial trip was to get an idea of what sort of mileage we were going to be able to expect, as compared to what we had got with the other truck and trailer. I'm pleased to say that this set up gets far better mileage!
In Hope there was a light, misty rain falling as we headed up the Hope Princeton Highway (#3). The road, that early in the morning, was very quiet with very little traffic. There was noticeably less snow than there had been when we had driven this route a few weeks before, in fact, despite the fact that there were the odd snow flake drifting down as we neared the lodge, there were also many bare patches of ground showing and the area was alive with Robins and Junco - as sure sign that spring was here.
We had hoped that perhaps Mule Deer campsite might have been open, despite the fact that the B.C. Parks website said it was still closed - and the website was correct, so we continued on to Princeton and to Bromley Rock Campground, which according to the same website, was officially open - wrong! - it was open in that you could use it and two of the outhouses had been 'unboarded' and actually, while we were there the park people came and put tops back on the picnic tables and unboarded the second set of outhouses, but wouldn't put the handle on the pump for water 'as it wasn't officially open' - too bad I hadn't printed off the page from the website!
Not that water should have been a big issue, my husband had informed me that we had 2/3rds of a tank and he had put a spare water jug in the truck......turns out we had 1/3rd of a tank and he did put the jug in the truck, but it would have been nice if he'd put water in the jug....... oh well, the 1/3rd of tank made it.....
There were a number of other units already in the campsite when we pulled in. My husband was thrilled with the controller for the electric jacks. We were quickly set up and set about to go for a walk. The weather was rather varied, cloudy with some light rain, sleet and sunshine. As the afternoon progressed it became quite windy. During probably the worst wind/rain session, a couple came in and were setting up a tent - there are some people crazier than us!