Hiking the Greenstone Trails – Kamloops Trails
On a hot and smoky day we hiked on the Greenstone Trails. the trailhead is on the northeast corner of the mountain on the Greenstone Mountain Road. There is a network of trails there, a combination of old double tracks and single tracks used by mountain bikers. On a weekday morning, we were the only ones on the trails, hiking a 12.3 km loop route.
The route started at the grasslands – open forest end of the area, climbed into the burn area (1998 forest fire), then wound through douglas fir forests back to the start. We hiked along Cherry Creek as it tumbled down the canyon.
Some of the moments are captured in this video, now available on YouTube:
More information/links on the Greenstone Trails:
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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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