Monthly Archives: November 2015

What makes Anglemont so successful?

Angle Mountain above Magna Bay

A hillside community nearly at the end of the paved highway in the North Shuswap, Anglemont is somewhat of an enigma, as despite its isolation it continues to thrive throughout the year. During a recent visit to Anglemont, I hiked the new trail into Evelyn Falls, toured the massive log inn and met with the president of the Community Centre, Fay Begin, to get a sense of what makes the community tick. Looking back on my way home, the fresh snow atop Angle Mountain, named by George Dawson in 1877 for the angle formed by the Seymour Arm of Shuswap Lake, glistened in the sun.
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More places to explore in the Shuswap

Pushing my bike up this trail was tedious, while the return trip down was exciting

Over the last few weeks, I have been visiting various locations in order to capture more images needed for my book, Everything Shuswap, which is now in production. Trips to the Larch Hills twice, Mt. Ida, and Scotch Creek have reinforced my appreciation for the amazing diversity of ecosystems, the magnificent vistas and the excellent trail networks we have in the Shuswap. For those who live in or near Salmon Arm, the nearby Larch Hills provide a wealth of opportunities.
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