Friday, August 17, 2012


Vacation time spent on Upper Arrow Lake nestled between the Selkirk Mountains to the east and the Monashee Mountains to the west. It was very calming to arrive at this tranquil campground after the traffic snarls on BC Day, only to be followed with a 3 hour thunder storm that surprised us out of a blue sky, sending us scrambling for shelter as the rain came down in torrents. With a new morning the forest steamed as the hot sun sent its drying rays through the lush foliage of the white pine, birch and hemlock trees.

A lovely man-made lagoon offered us a refreshing swimming spot.

My eyes were always drawn to little details as we hiked along the forest trails; some fairy pancakes,
berries reaching up from the spiny Devils Club, tasting tart Salmon berries, and a dainty daisy.

Sutherland Falls makes a picturesque 
12 meter drop into Blanket Creek.

A short ferry ride took us across the lake from Shelter Bay to Galena Bay to continue our vacation on the Lower Arrow Lake. 

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