Kay's Hiking and Travel Photo Gallery - June 2011

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6/28/2011  Spenser Hot Springs, NV - It is wild hot springs and located in the desert. The original hot water is 120 degrees, too hot to soak, but cool down by tubing. There are three hot springs pools.
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6/26/2011  Pemberton, BC, Canada - My 4,300 miles Canadian trip is almost over, I am on my way to LV to catch the fly to UK. The economy of Canada is expensive especially for the Americans because US dollar is loosing values. Everything expensive but I found extremely cheap for the Canadian that the Health Insurance, for example 75yrs woman pays $24/mo and never pay a penny for doctors or hospital stay.
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6/25/2011  My daughter's wedding, Pemberton, BC, Canada - Perfect weather, wonderful view, and beautiful people get together to celebrate my daughter's weddig. She was most beautiful June bride for my eyes. It was very detail oriented lovely wedding set up in the rancher's event center that has a pond, old house, wide open space and a large building for the events. The site was nicely maintained.
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6/24/2011  Dinner Party, Pemberton, BC, Canada - A day before the big day, groom's parents provided a dinner party. The weather was unpredictable, so we stay inside the building.
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6/24/2011  Anderson Lake, BC, Canada - The road was narrow and condition was not good. However mountain views were wonderful. At the end of the paved road, there is a community, which surprised me.
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6/23/2011  Highway 99 North, BC, Canada - I wanted to stop by to take photos many times but I couldn't because narrow highway and no place to park my car, which means I missed many chances to take nice photos. It is beautiful scenic highway, and no signs at all for beautiful mountains and waterfalls, which means easy to miss it if you don't give any attentions.
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6/22/2011  Lillooet, BC, Canada - This is one of the Japanese Camps during WWII in Canada, which many Japanese-Canadian were hold in this town. No medical doctor were present before and one of the Japanese doctors to stay in this town even after WWII to serve the community, after his death, he donated his house to the town, and it is a museum now.
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6/21/2011  Ashcroft, BC, Canada - It was cloudy and pertially rain every day for last 10 days, and today was first sunny all day. I walked in the town and hiked at the Black Canyon overlook point.
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6/20/2011  Chase, BC, Canada - It is Canadian Highway #1 road side small town. I hiked up to the hill to view the whole town. The town, highway, railroad and lake are all located between mountains.
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6/19/2011  Margaret Falls, Herald Previncial Park, BC, Canada - It located not too far from the lake and well maintaind hiking trail. We can stay only few seconds at front of the falls because water sprashes.
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6/19/2011  Crazy Creek, BC, Canada - This place has very rigid suspension bridge and massive water coming down waterfalls. The genereous thing was free of charge addmission on Sundays.
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6/19/2011  Revelstoke Dam, BC, Canada - I visited early morning and the visitor center was not open yet. I have no chance to ask what the boader passage on the steep cliff across the dam by the highway.
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6/19/2011  Giant Cedars Boadwalk, Mount Revelstoke National Park, BC, Canada - It is well maintained boadwalk in the giant cedar forest, and the waterfalls do coordinate well with cedar forest.
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6/18/2011  Canyon Hot Springs, BC, Canada - This is one of the hot springs I don't recommend, reasons are the temperature of the hot springs that one pool is too cool and one is too hot, so not comfortable temperature to stay soak in. Highway and railroad are very close to the hot springs and campground, and traffics are non-stop all day long. Addition to camping sites are funky and too expensive.
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6/18/2011  Revelstoke, BC, Canada - Not too many free things now-a-day, however ferrys are all free of charge in the British Columbia. Again, it was rain at this morning during I was waited the ferry. Only three cars and one motercycle were the passengers. This ferry can carry about 20 cars like mine, if semi-truck then number will decrease. I enjoyed to stop by the nice Sutherland Falls and open market.
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6/17/2011  Halcyon Hot Springs, BC, Canada - The weather is cloudy and rain every day, the rain is not all day but pertially. I am getting accumulation of the depression more and more every day. I don't know how Canadian to handly like this kind weather for daily basis. Anyway I enjoyed to soak in the Halcyon hot prings. And visited next door, on the process of property development that come with hot springs.
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6/16/2011  Nakusp Town, BC, Canada - They converted from the railroad to the walkway. The walkway is all around the town, I have hiked whole walkway. I enjoyed the lakeside walkway, which has a view even it was rain and visibility was not so good, this lakeside walkway was welll designed and maintained, not only enjoy the lake view, also enjoy the flowers and plants.
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6/16/2011  Halfway River Hot Springs, BC, Canada - This is a wild hot springs and drive about 7 miles from the highway #23, then hike down 1.5 miles to get there. The hiking trail was steep and wet at time-to-time. Seems to someone is taking care this place and we saw couple man-made hot tubs and many tubes that to transfer the hot water to every possible hot pools. There were a few pools to enjoy.
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6/15/2011  Nakusp Hot Springs, BC, Canada - I have hiked to the Nakusp Hot Springs hot water originated place. They use the pipe to transfer the hot springs water from this originated area to the hot springs pool about one mile. I enjoyed the suspenshion bridge, aggressive waterfalls and small hot springs pools at the originated area. After hiking I enjoyed to soak in the hot springs pool.
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6/14/2011  New Denver, BC, Canada - Not many Japanese people are living in this community but Japanese Nikkei Internment Memorial Center and Lakeside Japanese Garden are well maintained by volunteers that were not expected and nice surprised. Ms. Ida who is Japanese Canadian and built Japanese style house at the lakeside at next to the Japanese Garden, she showed me the inside house.
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6/14/2011  Sandon Ghost Town, BC, Canada -This place is a ghost town and few people try to preserve this community now. Currently this town is like automobile junk yard, all kind unwanted automobiles are everywhere, but nice items are still there like old train, old machines and old houses. One time this town was booming town by silver mining but damaged by fire, flood and snow avalanche.
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6/13/2011  Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC, Canada - I am in Canada now, first thing I noticed that US dollar is low compare to Canadian dollar for currency exchange rate, US $10 becomes $9 in Canada now, few years back it was US $10 became $15 Canada, so drop the US currency value. Also the gasoline price is double compare to US. The hot springs temperature feel very low because cold weather.
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6/12/2011  Metaline Falls, WA - The Gardner Cave story was interested that the owner of the cave bid the property with the poker game and lost, new owner who donated the property to the State. The Gardner Cave photos are first half and last half is the Boundary Dam, which is very impressed because man-made caves in entire mountain, also towers at the top of the rock wall are not straight up.
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6/11/2011  Clarkia, ID - The dirt bike race was going on and I had a chance to shot the thier practice activities. One small guy, he is 10 yars old, he knows not only how to operate the lawn mower, he knows how to work all buttons, moreover he has own business card and has a tour guide title on it. First row photos are from the town of Clarkia and others are near by town.
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6/10/2011  Pine Flats, ID - Those photos took from the Pine Flats Hot Springs and highway 95 and 55. The Pine Flats hot springs is 1/4 miles west from the Pine Flats Campground and need to hike to get there, it is wild hot springs. The temperature of the hot springs were very hot, I coldn't stay long even I found lower temperture one that may be around 105 degrees.
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6/9/2011  Wild Horse Resorvoir, NV - Those photos were took from the resorvoir and around it. It was cold, snow top of the mountains, I have to wear a jacket all the time. One of the campers gave me a fish, which was a good size fish from the resorvoir, it has pink meat and very good dinner.
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6/9/2011  Lamoille Canyon, NV - I was expected to hike in this area, however too much snow on the ground and no trails open yet. The ranger said August and September are the best time to visit here. It was disappointed but view was beautiful just like Canadian Rockies but this is in Nevada. I saw many waterfalls, there are waterfalls after waterfalls. I guess snow is melting very quickly.
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6/8/2011  Parowan Petroglyphs, UT - This place is located north of the Ceder City. This is my second vist to this amazing petroglyphs site. When I really like it, I added it to my Rock Art Collection, and this site is one of my collection. Click here to Kay's Rock Art Collection.
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6/7/2011  Red Cliff Alcove, UT - This Red Cliff Alcove is visible from the highway I-15 and near the Red Cliff Campground. I wanted to go see close up look, so last day of waiting new tires to arrive, my hike started from the campground and wanted to see places that I hiked up at top of the mountains few weeks ago, then reached the Alcove, it is much larger than from highway view.
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6/6/2011  Northgate Peaks Viewpoint, Zion NP, UT - I guess the Subway has still too much wate for the top down route, because I didn't see any cars at the Wildcat Canyon parking lot, where the Subway top to bottom starts here. However it was full at the Left Fork Trailhead parking lot, which the Subway bottom up starts here. The view from the viewpoint was wonderful.
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6/5/2011  Kolob Reservoir, Zion NP, UT - I know my current tires can make to 4,000 miles journey to Canada, but I don't want to take any chances, so that I have ordered new tires. While I am waiting new tires to arrive, I have visited the Kolob Reservoir. The Kolob Terrace Rd, which starts from the town of Virgin, was very scenic route and I enjoyed. At the Kolob Reservoir, it was cold and windy.
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6/4/2011  Fossil Canyon, AZ (OHCOSU) - This is my first stop to the Canada trip of year 2011. The Fossil Canyon is located not far from the town of St. George, few miles south from the town limit and in Arizona. We hiked at the bottom of the canyon and both sides of the canyon walls were impressed. I saw few fossils along the way. Click here for how to get to the trailhead from BLM.
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