It's that time of year, when rivers run red with spawning salmon. We have been to many salmon runs before, but we had never been to the world-famous Adams River Salmon Run. Oh, the stories of glory we heard about the masses of massive salmon like nothing you have ever seen before. But the real reason I wanted to go was my son's upcoming school field trip where four classes of students would be bussing it to the salmon run. Four classes of pandemonium. And that was just our school. I could only imagine how many other schools would be there that day. Students, crazy students everywhere, wandering in the woods, falling in the water, getting tracked by cougars, eaten by bears, and on and on. Of course, I was scheduled to work that day and wouldn't be able to tag along and hover over my little boy like the paranoid helimomter I am. So I planned a "pre-visit," where I could suss out and point out ALL the dangers to avoid. Sounds like fun, hey? But my son was having none of it. He curtly interrupted my first warning. "You don't have to tell me anything. I already know ALL the rules."I am so proud of him! Now, let's go! I think our visit was a little early, as the anticipated millions of salmon had not yet reached the area. While we've seen more plentiful salmon when we visited the Kokanee run in Kelowna, they weren't so big nor red as these beauties. Salmon weren't the only ones running - the park is full of beauty and adventure for curious kids and kids at heart! We leave the salmon to continue on their journey, while we continue on ours.
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