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Clinton – Hikes & Highlights

Clinton – Hikes & Highlights

Do you like the idea of exploring the Cariboo region of BC, the location of BC’s Gold Rush in the 1860s. If so, the cute town of Clinton is a great place to use as a base while you explore the area. We spent just a few days exploring this area (and Lillooet) there last autumn. While we were there, we found a bunch of easy hikes and cool things to see, so I wanted to share some of them….

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Murray Creek Falls – Gold Country

Murray Creek Falls – Gold Country

If you are ever driving along Highway 1 beyond Lytton, you will reach the beautiful town of Spences Bridge. This area is located within the traditional territory of the Nlaka’pamux Nation, who speak Nłeʔkepmxcín. Lots of people visit this area for watersports; Either fishing or rafting. However if you have time to stretch your legs, have a peek at Murray Creek Falls to the West of the town. The waterfall was impressive, even in October despite being located in this…

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Opal Hills – Jasper Hikes

Opal Hills – Jasper Hikes

Opal Hills is a green oasis in the middle of the Canadian Rockies near Maligne Lake. This is not a long hike but the trail is steep! When we visited, it was our second hike of the day (after Bald Hills), so my legs were a little tired and I found it pretty tough. Still the gorgeous flower-filled meadows were well worth the effort. If this was our only hike of the day, I would be very tempted to leave…

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Bald Hills – Jasper Hikes

Bald Hills – Jasper Hikes

Bald hills is a moderately challenging hike near Maligne Lake in Jasper, Canada. This hike has some fabulous views, but the thing that made it stand out for us was how it is such a squirrel-filled wonderland! I have never met so many types of friendly (and shouty) rodents on a single hike! We were sworn at by a teeny doulas squirrel in the forest near the start. We hiked through a warren of columbian ground squirrels, and sauntered past…

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