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Hiking the McDougall Rim in Westbank, BC

Hiking the McDougall Rim in Westbank, BC.Hiking up the McDougall Rim Trail with David and Iain

 

             This past September when we visited my sons in Kelowna and Westbank, we hiked up the McDougall Rim trail where much of the forest fires had raged in late summer.

                                                                                                                                                                            The trails are very rocky and dry and one could see how easily fire could have started in the tinder dry forests of the mountainsides.Iain on Cliff on McDougall Rim




                                                                                                                                            The trail traverses over the McDougall Rim of the mountains surrounding the Okanagan Valley. In the picture above, my son Iain is standing on a cliff that looks out over the valley.
 of Okanagan Valley from the McDougall Rim Trail

                                  The view from the top is incredible with the beautiful blue Lake Okanagan stretching out below and the new floating bridge which joins Westbank to Kelowna seems small in the distance.

                                                                                                                                                                                          The incredible beauty of Kelowna is very evident from the top of the trail with a sandy ribbon of beach following the coast of the city.Beachfront along the shores of Kelowna

Remnants of the fire are clearly evident on one side of the trail where all that's left of the forest are blackened stumps rising from the dusty soil and rock.Charred Remnants of the Westbank Fires

                                      We had a beautiful afternoon hiking and I'm looking forward to hiking the trail again next year.

 

©2009JoSmith

 


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Comment balloon 15 commentsJo-Anne Smith • December 22 2009 02:33PM

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Easy easy...get that son away from the drop off..Great images and story. In Maine love to hike Mt Katahdin.

mt ktahdin, baxter state park

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

It must have been a wonderful trip Jo. Thanks for taking us along.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 9 years ago

Beautiful shots Jo-anne, so relaxing to look at! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago
Jo, those are some incredible views!
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

Jo - Active Rainers like yourself provide a wonderful window into the world around us ... thanks for sharing your trips and photos with us it's as if we travelled on your shoulder.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Jo - I love photographs. They tell the true story, don't they? Awesome! Thanks for the share.. ;-)

Merry Christmas

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) over 9 years ago

Jo-anne,

Nice shots. On a personal note. The third picture; just over the bridge, third apartment on the right, 4th floor. That's where my ex lives.

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) over 9 years ago

Andrew,

I tried to keep him away from the cliff, however he's a daredevil and not afraid of heights.

Beautiful photo! I'd love to visit Maine some day...

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Janice,

It was.....I'd like to make it an annual tradition.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Hi Al and Peggy,

Thank you! I hope you both had a nice Christmas and the coming year is a very good one for you.,

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Gary,

It was a truly amazing place....not the easiest hike, however once your lungs adjusted, it was great.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Kathy,

You and Barrie would love it there....have you been to Kelowna?

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Teri,

I love photos too....they really do say more than words.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Terry,

Interesting commentary.....I take it you've lived in Kelowna?

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Jo - BC is on our list of places yet to be discovered ... BC would like to go west this year but we will have to see what the year brings us

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 9 years ago

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