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Highland – Owl Triangle – Kamloops Trails

Highland – Owl Triangle – Kamloops Trails

by Doug Smith

Highland – Owl Triangle – Kamloops Trails

Doug Smith  April 22, 2021 at 9:00 am

There is a triangular shaped benchland between Owl Road and Highland Drive that is incised by gullies, pitted with sinkholes, and ringed by silt cliffs.   Access is by a trail from the start of Owl Road or from a trail on Highland Drive.    Double tracks and single tracks provide about 6 km of hiking.

On my hike on a cool, windy day I explored the area, taking lots of photos, some of them shared here.

Highland Drive silt cliffs

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sagebrush benchland, looking across the river to the snow-mantled hills

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Mt. Peter and the long ridge east

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old fallen trees along the route

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big sagebrush rising like twisted sculptures covering the benchlands of the area

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a couple of snags still stand

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some sunshine after the snowfall

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an old fenceline through the sage

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deep gullies cut into the silt cliffs

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several pillars stand above the gullies

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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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