We have two rivers running through the town of Golden; the Kicking Horse and the Columbia. And what an amazing treat they are, especially on a hot day.
After a bit of a break, I managed to get back on the Kicking Horse that runs right through downtown Golden and eventually flows into the Columbia. The Kicking Horse is fast flowing and has some challenges with big rocks you need to be aware of when the water level starts to go down, and a few different channels along with some minor rapids. On most days, you get wet on the Kicking Horse.
Then when you hit the Columbia it is a nice leisurely float with all sorts of things to see.
So great. The video is from a few days ago with friend Patrick. We usually see bald eagles and more recently a couple of black bears along the river bank.
It is our go-to treat on a hot day and we may even take a couple beverages and find a sand bar to stop on, and enjoy the scenery.
Despite some of the media reports, we are not burning up in BC. Yes there are some fires in the province but nothing in our area. Every so often there is a slight haze in the air. But beyond that, it has been a great summer. We have also been lucky to get some nice rain storms that have come through every week. Everything is pretty green and lush in our area.
Ken and Lori built Vagabond Lodge in 2003 and have been operating it since. It is the centre piece of the amazing Kicking Horse Resort near Golden BC Canada