Clay Lake Loop – Kamloops Trails
On the first day of July I hiked along the edge of the McQueen Lake area to the Grasslands Community Trail, then looped back through the upper grasslands around Clay Lake, then followed an old double track on to the flank of Clapperton Hill, and back through the grasslands – open forest to the start.
The upper grasslands had longer grass and many wildflowers. I checked out the Joe Reid Homestead (1912), and a number of marshy ponds along the way. All photos from the hike. Click an image for a lightbox view and a caption.
A bit of video footage shares some of the moments of this enjoyable hike:
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