Six Mile Thrice – Kamloops Trails

by Doug Smith

Six Mile Thrice – Kamloops Trails

Doug Smith  May 15, 2022 at 8:00 am

On a pleasant spring day I drove up the bumpy road to Pat Lake, sometimes called Six Mile Lake.    It is a favorite spring fishing lake, but I stayed close to the shoreline paddling around twice, once in each direction.   

There were many birds on the shoreline and on the lake, including blackbirds, loons, ducks (mostly coots), geese, bluebirds, swallows, and crows.   There were painted turtles and marmots sunning, frogs croaking, and a variety of active insects.  

After paddling I hiked around the lake, enjoying the Six Mile Hills.

Video captures the calls of the birds and the soughing of the wind:

I will be back to do a larger loop through the Six Mile Hills.  


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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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