As we were packing up camp and heading out we ran into a news reporter from Edmonton. This being an altogether odd experience, we inquired as to his awkward presence in the mountains. Obligingly he informed that there had been an accident in the vicinity the day before. It seems that there had been a helicopter crash. Fact is, one of the Icefield choppers had gone down in the lake after a few mechanical difficulties. We feel that the above picture best captures his interest in the heart of the David Thompson Wilderness.
We were relieved to discover that no one was injured and that the two French tourists escaped without harm. Really, the only harm done was in the leaking of jet fuel into an awe-inspiring clean mountain lake.