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Nakusp, Sightseeing Tours
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We wanted to go for a drive today and explore places nearby. Leaving Nakusp at 10 am we headed towards Fauquier on Hwy 6 - our first adventure was to find a waterfall we'd heard about on Snow Creek, near Burton. It was a beautiful spot - a mossy forest floor, evidence of an old trail with a log bridge across the creek. A bonus was finding huckleberries perfectly ripe all along our walk!
Next we headed to Fauquier for lunch at the Mushroom Addition Restaurant - it was absolutely packed full of motorcyclists who had enjoyed a ride over the Monashee that morning, but we found a table and had a great lunch. Despite the crowd the service was great and there's lots to look at - old photos and various antiques, and reading about the mushrooms is interesting. This restaurant was just written up in the Summer 2009 issue of British Columbia Magazine, as part of the #6 item of 50 Things To Do Before You Die. Congrats to the owners who have worked hard to build up the clientelle over the years by offering great service and locally picked edible wild mushrooms as an option with your meal.
While waiting for the ferry across the lake to Needles, we did a quick geocache hunt - finding a hidden container with a GPS unit. This is a fun hobby that gets us out to new places as a family, and the kids enjoy the treasure hunt aspect.
We wanted to go home via the west side of the lake, along forestry roads, to the Arrow Park Ferry. So the next stop was the Hippie Hole near Whatshan Lake, where we cooled off in the creek and big pool - great place for jumping in! After that we drove north along Whatshan Lake and then headed to Arrow Park, with another stop to cool down in Mosquito Creek before the quick ride on the little cable ferry back to Hwy 6 then north back to Nakusp by 5 pm.
There are lots of stops and sights we want to return for, not being able to stop at everything along the way, so we will be heading that way again soon!
For more details & photos look for this post on the facebook page "Great Things in Nakusp & Arrow Lakes".