Exploring Sugarloaf Hill - Kamloops Trails

Exploring Sugarloaf Hill – Kamloops Trails

Doug Smith  January 19, 2021 at 9:00 am

On an early winter day I hiked to the top of one of the three Sugarloaf summits, exploring the ridges, gullies, and clifftops, enjoying both the views and the local discoveries along the way.    Access is difficult because of private lands, but the upper part of the hill is on Crown Land.   I usually go up from the north side, but I always do any hiking in the area in winter when there is no problems with grazing cattle, mining exploration, or skeet shooting.   I go quietly leaving nothing but footprints on the snow.  A few images are shared here.

On the east summit looking over the hills to the southeast.

a snag on the edge of the cliffs with Chuwhels Mountain in the distance

a gnarled rootstock on top of the hill

a vertical mine shaft surrounded by a barbed wire fence

Bohemian waxwings in a fir tree

on the return route, the low winter sun over the hills


There were about 50 Bohemian waxwings all perched in a tree.



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Doug Smith

Doug writes for Kamloops Trails, a not-for-profit (and ad free) website, offering information on trails, waterways, routes, featured spots, viewpoints, and explorations in the outdoors in the Kamloops area (and beyond).

Doug started exploring this area in 1976 and continues to follow tracks and routes wherever they lead, with the aid of map, compass, GPSr and camera. After many dead-ends, but also many discoveries, he chose to share this information.

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