Waterfalls and Hotsprings

Our adventure with one of our grand daughters was such a success that we headed out with yet another grand daughter for a new adventure. This time we wanted to see how many waterfalls we could visit while still wild camping.

First up was Spahat Falls in Well Gray Provincial Park.

From here, we headed to Silvertip Falls which we had been to before so we knew it was a nice place to camp and a great hike to the top. What made it even better than last time, was that it wasn’t raining and so it also wasn’t muddy.

Still in Well Gray, we visited Helmcken Falls and then Dawson Falls.

We spent a night at Adams Lake which, as it turned out, was one of my favourite places.

I could easily have stayed here longer but I will definitely come back. I would not have wanted to miss Frog Falls anyway.

By then, we were around Revelstoke and our stop for the night was at Begbie Falls.

After a nice little ferry ride, we found our way to Halfway Hot Springs. We had hoped to see the Halcyon Hot Springs but, due to Covid, they were closed as was the Ainsworth Hot Springs.

To get to the hot springs from the campground, you had to walk a little ways through the forest and down about 300 stairs. AND, then, you had to climb back up! This is not swimming pool type of hot spring. These are pools in a river which runs hot and cold water and then people just sit in separate little pools which worked well with Covid protocols.

A visit to the S.S. Kaslo and a stop at the ice cream stand provided a short intermission between waterfalls.

The weather, by the way, has been wonderfully warm and sunny. Not far away, we came to Fletcher Falls. If you go further down from the falls, which is already a fair hike, you come to Kootenay Lake which provided an excellent swimming opportunity.

This brings us to the end of this chapter on waterfalls and hot springs but not to the camping experience as we head back to Davis Lake to meet up with Mom and sister for a week of swimming, walking, paddle-boarding, picture-taking and wildlife spotting.

This also brings us to the end of summer 2020 which will be marked forever by tumultuous events around the world.

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