Summer camp in Revelstoke ( Part 1)

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    Ye Chu

    27 happy North shore hikers camped or cabined at Canyon Hot Springs, 35 km outside Revelstoke for four nights. The weather was extremely hot and sunny which did affect a few people negatively. We all had to remember to put electrolytes in our water or purchase electrolytes drinks. We were lucky there were no forest fires around as it did rain heavily during the nights, leaving the days dry and sunny.

    I especially want to thank Cristina for organizing the hikes and nightly group meetings. Unfortunately, co-organizer, Diane could not come due to injury. Also, big thanks to the volunteer trip leaders, Rick, Cristina, Andrea, Angelo, Sam and Lesley. There may have been more but I did not participate in the Banff portion of the summer camp ( part 2).

    FYI, the camp ground was next to the railroad tracks and sleeping was difficult, even with earplugs. The owner of the campsite was surprisingly unreasonable as she over charged me by $42 and would not give me a refund until I checked out. Even at check out, she gave me a hard time. I heard others did too, paying for showers that didn’t work.  The hot spring swimming pools were delightful after a hike and a nice place to socialize.

    There were bears at the campground  and I have a photo of a bear right next to my tent at 6 am. It wandered from campsite to campsite. It was wise that no one had food, toiletries or garbage at their camp sites. A few hikers reported they heard scratching noises while inside their tent.

    One hike I particularly liked was the Hermit trail between Mount Tupper and Mount MacDonald.  The unique rock formations, crashing waterfalls, buffet of wild flowers and whistling marmots was a dream come true. I sat alone for 30 magnificent minutes absorbing the  Rockies while others went off to explore.

    Again, a big thank you to Cristina and Diane who kindly volunteer year after year to organize our summer camp.



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    Ye Chu

    A group photo

    Bengul Kurtar

    Welcome back, Ye and others!

    Murat and I did the Hermit Trail in 2017 before the summer camp in 2017… My favorite campsite at the top. Here is a 360 view for you:

    Have a good summer!


    Ye Chu

    Group photo

    Patricia Morris

    Thx for the report Ye. The bear picture makes me paws.

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