The fabulous ride from Meziadin junction to Bonus lake rec site with Jenny and Curtis was highlighted by the side road to the fish ladder on the Nass river. Curtis found the path to the fish ladder on his GPS navigation map and led us to it, on a really rough road, some 2 kms from the main highway. The sight of the salmon leaping many feet up in the air to cross the fish ladder and swim upstream was nothing short of heroism! The salmon swim upstream for almost 2500 kms from the pacific ocean to the spawning beds in the valleys of the Coastal mountains. Thousands make it and they all die after spawning. The young eggs then fertilise and the young fish stay in the beds for 2-3 years before they finally make their way to pacific ocean.
We reached Bonus lake by the late afternoon and camped by the marshy lake. Drinking water was a real problem here, and Curtis used his elaborate filtration system to get us all some drinking water. Jenny and he also cooked a delicious meal of lentil and rice. We had Ann from Switzerland also camping there.
Camped at: Bonus Recreation site. Site quality was average.
Elevation gain: 1350 ft