On to Kootenay National Park
Trip Start May 29, 2009
114Trip End Oct 03, 2009
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Where I stayed
Redstreak Campground, Kootenay National Park
The second stop was the Paint Pots. This area was a source of ochre that the natives used for dyes and paints. Later the settlers "mined" the ochre and shipped it out on railroad cars. The pictures of this area do not begin to show the true colors.
We had to unhitch the tow car at Marble Canyon to squeeze into the parking lot. We rehitched at The Kootenay Park Lodge and headed for our campsite at Redstreak Campground (in Kootenay) in Radium Hot Springs, BC. We planned on camping (it never is really camping in our motorhome !) without hook-ups, but were pleasantly surprised to find a site available with electricity.
After arrival, we checked out the park visitor center and also made a reservation for a white-water rafting trip near Yoho National Park next Monday the 6th of July. Highway 93 through Kootenay is known as a major wildlife corridor. Our disappointment for the day was not seeing any wildlife at all.