Pine Pass is more than just another mountain pass in a province filled with mountain passes. Pine pass is for birders, where west meets east, north meets south and everything changes. For the birder who has never visited the Peace River. Pine pass is a portal. A portal that when crossed takes you to an eastern utopia where all those birds you dreamed of are just waiting to be seen.
Of course my naivete would soon be crushed, but for now my excitement was apparent while I stood on the lookout listening to the birds and admiring the magnificent view.