The Marshes Between – Kamloops Trails

The Marshes Between – Kamloops Trails


Posted on: March 21, 2019 8:03 pm
by: Doug Smith

In the McConnell Lake – Stake Lake area there is a large marsh that spans the space between the Coquihalla Highway and the Lac le Jeune Road. There has been an access road off the Lac le Jeune Road for a number of years, but it now has a cattle guard so access to the doubletrack and to the marshes area is now easier. I hiked it in the fall and returned in the middle of winter to snowshoe across the marshes.

my route

This is a good spot in winter to snowshoe across the open spaces of the marshlands. Click an image for a caption and a larger (lightbox) image.

Strangely enough, there is an old homestead on the shores of the marsh. I would guess it was a trapper’s cabin. There is also a large outbuilding next to it.

The area around the marshes has been logged recently, but there are a few large standing douglas firs still on the hillside above, a welcome sight in cutblock country.

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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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