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Day 1 - Vancouver to CastlegarGo to Slide Show

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7-11 At Start
The first stop was about 50 feet from my house - 7-11. We loaded up on the obligatory snacks and slurpies and got ready for our big trip.  The three of us fit in the car, filling baggage area, but not so much I couldn't see out the back.  We packed tents, a stove, food for the first night, sleeping bags and everything else needed for a good bit of camping.


Pine Beetle Trees
We drove east to Hope and took the right turn to the lonely highway #3 - the Crows Nest pass.   I've been out to Manning Park a few times before and I was again saddened to see the massive pine beetle damage of the coniferous trees.  Just past the middle of the Park and it became new road for me - I've never been this far east before.

Tree On HilltopTrees On Hill

Just out of the park we stopped in Princeton - a small town with a nice food store (Overwaitea) where we picked up fixings for Lunch.  As we drove out of town we looked for a good place for lunch and found Bromley Rock - a nice park on the Similkameen River.

Bromley Rock

Keremoes

Walls Across From Fruit Stand
I wasn't really expecting to see fruit stands - it's not like they occupy every corner in Vancouver, but there they were - fruit stands!  We pulled in and showed off just what it's like when kids from the big town get into the country.


Mariposa Fruit Stand Red And Green ApplesBig Pile Of Gourds

Peppers Combined

Really, I don't have a problem.  I love the texture, colour and repetition of fruit (and I've always had a thing for markets) so seeing bins full of high quality produce was a very tempting photo target.


Yellow Gourds2White GourdsMellon Shaped Gourds

Flat GourdsMixed GourdsYellow Gourds

Speckled And Striped GourdOrange And Yellow GourdsOrange Gourds
 
Spotted ApplesPearsRed Apples

NectarinesYellow Green ApplesPlums
 
Purple Peppers

Salt Lake

Just before we drove into Osoyoos, we saw a salt lake hidden in a little valley.  I've seen photos of these circular ponds before so I just had to go down and visit and given the number of foot prints weren't the first people there!

Pools Of SaltSalt Flats With Hills

Salt CrustSalt Chunks

I quite liked Osoyoos - my original plan was to stay at camp site near the desert interpretive center. Jer (Navigator extraordinary!) pointed out "We're still a long way from Calgary" so we decided to drive on to Castlegar - the next big town. As we climbed into the mountains, we found our first snow. Not so much camping tonight.

Day 2: Castlegar to Radium Hot Springs


Speckled And Striped Gourd
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Mariposa Fruit Stand
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Pears
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Salt Flats With Hills
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Flat Gourds
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Peppers Combined
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Yellow Green Apples
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Mixed Gourds
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Red And Green Apples
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Red Apples
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Pine Beetle Trees
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White Gourds
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Mellon Shaped Gourds
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Tree On Hilltop
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Plums
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Nectarines
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Yellow Gourds
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Spotted Apples
Salt Crust
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Orange Gourds
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Salt Chunks
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Bromley Rock
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Purple Peppers
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Trees On Hill
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Walls Across From Fruit Stand
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Big Pile Of Gourds
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Pools Of Salt
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Orange And Yellow Gourds
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7-11 At Start
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