While still in the area north of Castlegar, BC, we took the opportunity to visit Ainsworth Hot Springs one morning, and spent much of the afternoon hiking in Kokanee Provincial Park. Not sure if the park was named after the beer, or vice versa ;-).
And no, none of these photos is upside down – it is the reflection in the lake.
The next day it was over the mountain pass towards Merritt. But a shortcut to the Coquihalla highway beckoned, and my backroads mapbook showed some likely looking camp spots along the way. Harmon lake seemed like a good spot to stop, well off the beaten path. Hailey got to teach a young squirrel a thing or two about predators, but no one was hurt in the process! She also checked out the lakeshore with great interest.
Next – on to Vancouver Island!