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On the Savona to Sabiston Trail in March

On the Savona to Sabiston Trail in March

by Doug Smith

On the Savona to Sabiston Trail in March

Doug Smith  April 7, 2021 at 8:30 am

The south-facing open sloped hills above the west end of Kamloops Lake dry out quickly and because of this, we hike the Savona to Sabiston Creek Trail in March.   We started at the Savona Cemetery and followed the double track above the railway tracks in an easterly direction as the route turned to single tracks, then rougher single tracks on the way to our turnaround point.

The hills above the trail were rocky and dry.   We have also hiked up the ridges to the treeline at higher altitudes.

The single tracks wind over ridges and sidehills.

At this time of the year the lake is low so gravelly beaches surround the lake.   We chose to go to this beach for our lunch.

We had been here many times before so we revisited an old cabin on the shoreline.    Insulation between the planks appears to have been cardboard.

From the beach we returned the way we came, completing a 9.3 km hike on a fine day.

We will be back to hike the same trail next March, one of the first dry hikes of the year each year.

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