We can often see the remnants of old buildings on many of the fields in this ranching country. Kamloops has been cattle ranching country forever and the signs can remind us of that on these country road travels. I seem to have a penchant for these derelict old buildings for their history and stories so have quite a collection of photos.
Following Hwy 5A there are several lakes along this stretch of highway between Kamloops and our planned turnoff at Peter Hope Rd. We pass Shumway Lake, Trapp Lake, Ritchie, Napier and Stump Lakes. With all the rain we’ve been having, these lakes have all grown in size and we are seeing a lot of very wet fields as we go, too.
My limited knowledge of cattle may be a problem at times, so please correct me if I am wrong, but I think this might be a Texas Longhorn. These are not commonly seen in our area, but they do fit the description I found on my usual trusty computer for longhorn cattle.
|Water damage to road
This was as far as we got. The road was not closed but it sure did not look safe enough to drive over. We turned around, as this car was doing on the other side, and headed back out the way we had come.
This has been a very wet year for Kamloops area and the flooding has caused problems. We enjoyed our drive but can only hope that the rainy season has passed and Mother Nature prevents the normal runoff from our snowy mountains that could cause more flooding.