With our touring for the day done, we were off to pick up Avery.
|A firm handshake as she received her certificate....|
|Well fortified, and stocked with rib rub:0)|
It turns out that this is a whole other area- a new development. And an ambitious one at that! Still under construction, Kelowna Mountain will feature a vineyard and winery, golf course, mountain bike trails, skiing and possibly a two-headed llama in addition to the suspension bridges already there. It will be interesting to see the place again when it is fully developed.
So! Off we go. As it is a construction area, we couldn't actually drive up to the bridges. Mark's parents had been here almost two weeks prior with his brother's family and so had experienced the good and bad of the trails. They had a good idea on the best routes- thank goodness! It is surprising how many trails actually exist up there.
|The beginning. The goal is somewhere on the the other side of the mountain top.|
|A few berms and challenges lay in the way...|
In the end, I didn't fall in. Mark braced me as I finished my task. All the offending shoes were rescued from the trolly ditch. No harm done. Mark's mom seemed less amused by this adventure, however. Ah well. We live by the philosophy that a little mud never hurt anyone.
|We'll be needing a wire brush...|
|Just like going to a fancy spa for free!|
|stunning views of lake okanangan|
|I thought the longest bridge (about 800+ feet) was going to be the freakiest. Turns out it was the last few shorter ones- it was very windy this day, and the cross breeze turned the bridge into a terror!|
|The banquet area has a stunning view of the lake, bridge, vineyards and bridges!|
|On the way back down the mountain to the car, we saw a marmot! Well, we wouldn't have seen him if he wasn't so noisy!|