I drove past lake cottages, down narrow, woodsy roads until I found myself in the Mahood Lake section of Wells Gray Provincial Park. This area of the park featured its own campground and some lakes, as well as a few waterfalls that were accessible enough.
It was afternoon on the Saturday of Victoria Day Weekend, which meant that I was unable to make any campground reservations for the night, owing to British Columbia regulations that only permit a reservation for the whole duration of any weekend. I figured it would be a good idea to stop first at the Mahood Lake Campground and set up my tent at a first-come first-serve site if any were still available.
A brief perusal showed that a few of these sites were left, most of them "joint sites." I shied away from those, as I didn't really want to potentially directly abut a stranger. So, I took the final single site, which happened to be near some partiers who were already quite loud and wasted.
I pitched my tent, took a breather, and then left to check out three of Wells Gray Park's more easily accessed, but less commonly visited waterfalls: Canim Falls, Mahood Falls, and Deception Falls.
(So, yes, this is a short post!)