Friday 29 July 2016

Sunrise Mountain

This hike started at the end of Ronde Lane in Barnhartvale. It was a steep climb most of the way to the top of Sunrise Mountain, then a short bushwhack to GMS Hill. There were great views of Barnhartvale below and along the valley. From Sunrise Mountain, I followed old double tracks through the bush to the top of Pratt Road, and walked along to road back to the car (11 km and 1,900 ft elevation gain).

Saturday 23 July 2016

Hike to Deep Lake ... and other Saturday amusements

This is an experiment to see if I can create a complete post from my phone, since we don't plan on taking a laptop with us on our trip to Bulgaria.

This Saturday morning we went on a 6 km loop hike to Deep Lake, up in the hills behind Westsyde.

After the hike we walked to the Kamloops downtown farmer's market.  

This performer was also doing his thing as part of the Downtown Kamloops Merchant's Market this weekend.

Friday 22 July 2016

Dallas Barnhartvale Nature Park

Still inspired to see something new in our area, we decided to check out the Dallas Barnhartvale Nature Park today. Nice walk, approximately 6 km. and 1,000 ft elevation loss and gain.

Thursday 21 July 2016

Dewdrop Trail

Welcome to our new blog! We created this blog in anticipation of our trip to Bulgaria, but thought it might be a good idea to actually attempt a few posts with our computer before we land in an unfamiliar country with just our smartphones.

Several weeks ago the local paper had an article about two websites featuring hikes in our area. Inspired to see something new, we decided to explore the Dewdrop Trail today, about a 20 km drive from our place.

The trail was roughly 6 km one way with a 2,000 ft elevation gain, and gave us great views of Kamloops Lake.