Day 6 To Trail


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July 9th 2017
Published: July 9th 2017
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Day 6 of the tour - Osoyoos to Trail



We left early to try to beat the heat on the long climb up to Anarchist Summit. We enjoyed the super vistas of the Okanagan Valley as we climbed up. The roads as we left the area all had names of animals like Caribou Court, Eagle Crescent, Deer Drive and Sasquatch Trail. Each was marked with a corresponding life size statue of the animal. Once we reached the summit, we were in cattle country. We saw many long deserted homes; with their roofs tumbling in, all that was left was the log frames. We passed through Rock Creek and Midway and remembered our bicycle trip through this area on the Trans Canada trail and the old Kettle Valley rail line. Midway is named as a halfway point across our province. The smell of fresh mown hay permeated the air. Then it is on to Greenwood, with all the old store fronts and Grand Forks, such a tidy, green, pretty little town along the river. Christina Lake, a place where Earl once lived was busy. The lake is the warmest tree line lake in Canada. The forested area of Paulson Summit was quite cool at 1537 meters. We carried on into Trail and had our trailer brakes fixed before going to the campground. Once we were unhooked from the trailer, we went back to a quilt store near Castlegar so I could get quilt row by row patterns. Several local cars came out to the campground to visit and the Kiwanis served us hot dogs and hamburgers.

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Tot: 2.543s; Tpl: 0.05s; cc: 6; qc: 43; dbt: 0.0325s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.4mb