Moonscaped – Kamloops Trails
Posted on: January 30, 2019 5:30 pm
by: Doug Smith
The Moonscape Trail winds along the benchlands east of Sun Rivers. It is not an official trail, but it it used frequently by locals and area mountain bikers, dog walkers, runners, and hikers. Anyone choosing to use the trail should heed posted signage if there is any. On a day at the start of winter we hiked out and back on the trail, leaving nothing but footprints.
The first section of the trail stays above the gullies, bearing east through the sagebrush.
A brush fire burned up from below (link) and fire suppression crews had to extinguish the fast-moving fire before it reached the forested upper slopes. Sagebrush and trees were burned for about 2 km of the trail. Grasses and herbaceous plants are returning already, but at this time the trail has been “moonscaped” by fire.