This is another favourite spot of Tena and I. It’s not far from Merritt, BC on the way towards Kelowna.
This place has some history with me! Back in the 1970’s when I was a teenager I belonged to a Christian group called the Gospel Rangers – they were based out of Abbotsford. I’ve been trying to track down some of my old friends I met in the group but no luck so far. Anyhow during the summers we’d travel here to Alleyne Lake for their summer youth camp. This was back before the area became a provincial park. The camps were a lot of fun and I met some great people. I don’t recall what happened but in the late 1970’s they moved the camp location closer to home in the Fraser Valley. There are still plaques in the ground in the hill above where we set up camp at Alleyne Lake in what is now the group campsite on the north end of the lake.
So then a lot of years have passed and as I mentioned the area is now a beautiful provincial park… Tena and I first visited during the 2007 Thanksgiving weekend, so the photos start from that point on… although it was a number of years before we went back again we hope to travel there more often.
On May 23rd, 2016 – Tena and I made a quick stop at Kentucky Alleyne, and I managed to get a few pictures of the balsamroot flowers in bloom. Those are the latest pictures in this post