Day 29 - part 1
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Is it actually early? Oh my, early risers that we are! Allow us to razzle-dazzle you with our day of adventures! Of course, checking out few places before heading to Revelstoke National Park, couple were the local Farm Market and Mountain Goodness Natural Foods. Revving up the motor, we are now on our way! Alynn as the navigator and BS as the driver, we thought we became blondies! Yea, a couple of airheads! We saw that we were about to exit the National Park when we were looking for the entrance! We were already in the park! Oy! Turning the wheel, driving back about 10 miles, it is discovered that the road leading to the entrance is a bit off the highway and it was overlooked.
Because it was hard to communicate with the ranger/employee of the park at the entrance, we were trying to get the disability discount. The ranger was becoming frustrated so she let us enter without charge. What a zig-zagging road it is up to the Summit! Whee! Along the way, there are viewpoints and there are some intense historical facts. In the past, the park was used for “internees” camp, where the Canadians had the Ukrainians and Germen worked to build/improve the park. The Canadians had several other camps located in other camps and this happened during the world wars, “imprisoning” them because they were the “enemies”.
Embarking to the summit, how majestic the view! Mountains dusted with snow, trickling creeks, showering waterfalls, purging heavy streams of water down the ravines... Our eyes fed on the world around us.
At the Summit, we trekked through one of its trails and its name fits well! Meadows in the Sky! It is a meadow, brimming with wildflowers, green shrubs, evergreens, and ever so green grass! Allow your lungs to explode with fresh, purifying air! Our souls danced with joy, revive with such crispness, and heal with its power. *breathing in, breathing out, breathing in*
Go up to the Firetower, which is at the peak of the Summit, at 6,360 feet! From there, you would have 360 degree view of the mountains around you.