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North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kimberley September 3rd 2011

Here we go on a long awaited trip to Portland, Oregon. Saturday, we had a leisurely jaunt from Cochrane to Kimberley through familiar country. The sky was blue all the way. We had breakfast in one of our favourite places, the Juniper in Banff and then held off eating too much until we had a great meal in a German restaurant in Kimberley. We were disappointed that the General Manager that we knew at the Juniper (James) was not there any more. We old folk don't take change very well, but I suppose James found something better to do and so off he went. I hope our paths cross again in the future. Our plan is to be up early on Sunday and make our way through the Palouse to Moscow, in Idaho, not the other ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kimberley July 29th 2010

It’s been a week of mountain hikes and sunshine. So I’m tired but slightly less pastey-white than usual. Having said goodbye to Valemount I headed south to the Wells Grey Provincial Park. I spent two nights in the park, the first at Clearwater Lake (nice, but dull) and the second at Pyramid Mountain (less dull, but also not as nice). On a blisteringly hot day, I just about managed to complete the trek up Pyramid Mountain, but the views from the top were well worth the hike. There are also lots of nice waterfalls in the park, including Helmcken Falls (which are one of my favourites), Moul Falls & Spahats Falls. Heading south again to Kamloops, where I spent a hot & humid afternoon doing some much needed laundry (the excitement was almost overwhelming). On the ... read more
View from Pyramid Mountain
Moul Falls
Spahat Falls




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