Being spontaneous on a perfect summer day proved to be refreshing, invigorating, tiring and above all ABUNDANTLY beautiful.
|Heading north past picturesque Wood and Kalamalka Lakes|
|Destination: Silver Star Mountain Resort|
|A 30 minute walk down from the village plaza to catch the Comet Chair.|
A 10 minute ride up and 90 minutes to carefully descend on a trail.
|Looking north from the Summit at 6280 feet|
|On the Attridge Trail to descend 1000 feet back to the village. A narrow, shale trail for mountain goats! ( the nanny goat took one wipe out without any scrapes.)|
No bear sightings but the bear spray was handy on a backpack.
|Purple daisies, Lupine and Indian Paintbrush.|
The alpine flowers were not that showy as it has been such a hot dry summer.
|Tiny Christmas trees in the alpine meadow.|
|A distant view of Kalamalka Lake on the left and Okanagan Lake on the right.|
|Natures future reforestation|
|Yeah, we are in sight of the village.|
|A reminder that this mountain will too soon be a winter wonderland|
|Beautiful hanging flower baskets in the colourful village|
|Time to relax for refreshments and reading at Bugaboos.|
Supper was a treat at The Bulldog Pub.