Today was a good one. We drove to Slocan, parked at the bridge and walked into Evans Beach – I think 9 – 10 K in and then back out. A shoreline walk would seem pretty simple. However, that’s if you don’t know about a Valhalla shoreline, which is rough, rocky, cliff-ish and manages to run flat for about six inches. It’s a rollercoaster hike, meaning it’s up in both directions. So, as the locals said, you get quite a bit of elevation gain. (Yay!)
We started off with lovely sun shining through the rising mist. We got to Evans Beach and a really nice camp site for lunch. That’s when it started spitting a tiny bit of rain. As usual, we had pretty good horseshoes. The rain held off until we got back to the car at about 4.30 p.m.
We were tired, the puppies were tired and we felt good – bodies worked and another pretty trail discovered. The trail also has further possibilities of climbing up into the subalpine in Valhalla – more explorations to be done.
Further nice things about getting back to the car – and back home afterwards: chocolate, a hot bubble bath and a fire warming the house.
Yes – a good day. I think that once the upstairs is done and it feels as warm as the downstairs, this place is going to feel a lot more like home.
We’re getting there.