Tuesday, August 27, 2019

McDONALD CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK




View from our campsite #60



Straight down from the campsite Upper Arrow Lake to the left and right



Private beach



Looking back from the kayak



 Paddling around the large sand dune two-thirds way across the lake







Water Flower



A late afternoon drive to soak in Nakusp Hot Springs and a hike over the Kuskanex Creek footbridge, up a rough trail to the source of the hot mineral water.


























Named it a Hobbit forest.





Devils club



Plate fungus

Fingers dip into very hot water



Kuskanex Creek






Monday, August 26, 2019

MOUNT REVELSTOKE NATIONAL PARK


MEADOWS IN THE SKY

Forest, flowers, fungi and a fire lookout,
Alpine meadows abloom in a riot of colour,
Grizzly Bear #46 down hill from our trails,
Lunches in a backpack guarded by bear spray.
Meandering trails winding uphill and down
telling tales of the first steps by the first Nations Peoples.
Mountain vistas viewed through a sextant
telling the story of our great Canadian explorer,
cartographer and surveyor David Thompson.
But my eyes fall again to the flowers in the meadows -
Mountain Lupines, Alpine Asters, Indian Paintbrush,
White Heather, Arnica, Anemone 'Towheads',
Pussy Toes and so many more that are spent.
and all too soon all will sleep under a blanket of snow.

Trudy Peters











































MARTHA CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK ON REVELSTOKE LAKE





Lakeside camping
























We paddle,
kayaks slicing effortlessly 
through deep aquamarine water
into a tiny magical cove
where high walled cliffs thick with moss
and gnarly rooted trees,
deep shadows, stillness and awe envelop us 
as we glide to a timid tumbling waterfall
gurgling with a sparkle of joy.
We float side by side 
in serenity

Trudy Peters