An organized group effort out of Prince George to Dawson Creek on June 5, took us along more majestic views over the mountain pass. Traveling on Highway 97, we passed McLeod Lake, the first continuously inhabited European settlement west of the Rockies. Lake McLeod was big and blue! The Bijoux Falls Day Use Provincial Park was beautiful and you could feel the mist from the falls on your face as they came crashing down. This is a good halfway point from Prince George to Dawson Creek. Up Highway 97, we spotted our first mama bear and 2 cubs in the high green grass while another group had their first moose sighting. Chetwynd, along with this route, is home to the International Chainsaw Carving Championship. The carvings from years past are displayed all over this town and along Highway 97. They were amazing!