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Mt Kobau Hike & Picnic
July 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
On July 21, people across Canada will be celebrating Parks Day by enjoying the beauty and natural wonders of local parks. Let’s join the celebration
The South Okanagan Similkameen National Park Network invites you to bring a picnic lunch to Mt Kobau to celebrate parks day with us. Enjoy a wildflower nature walk with naturalist Eva Durance and/or hike with astronomer Chris Purton around the site where an observatory was planned to be built in the 1950’s and learn why it never happened.
When: Saturday, July 21 from 10 am till 2 pm
Where: meet at parking lot at the top of Mt Kobau
What to bring: a picnic lunch, water, closed toed shoes, long pants, jacket and hat, binoculars, camera, note book, mosquito repellent.
There are no picnic tables so bring a blanket or chair
Pit toilets are available
The road to Mt Kobau is about a 15 minute drive from Osoyoos on Hwy 3. You will pass Spotted Lake (which is not too spotted because of the wet spring) and then not too far along Hwy 3 on the right hand side turn on a gravel road. This is the road to Mt. Kobau. There is no sign here but a wrongly placed marker for Spotted Lake marks the turn. Take a leisurely 30-45 minute drive for about 19 km to the top. The road is a bit bumpy and dusty but the views are spectacular. Mt Kobau at 1872 M is about 10 degrees cooler than the valley bottom.
For a bit more info on Mt. Kobau check out this link:
EXTRA BONUS! No cell reception to spoil the experience.
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