Nestled on the northeastern shore of Okanagan Lake, Ellison Provincial Park includes 200 hectares of forested benchlands above a shoreline of scenic headlands and sheltered coves.
This is the entrance. It's quite steep and it was threatening rain so even though the campground was full, I was all alone and loving it.
A few weeks earlier my daughter found a Hobo spider in her bedroom so now I'm avoiding any places that might house them.
One of the benefits of hiking in this park is the Saskatoon (also known as Serviceberry). I love them and always help myself but usually the chipmunks remind me to leave some for them, although today, I didn't see any of the little guys. Perhaps the campground was full and the campers were providing enough treats to keep them busy.
Just past the berries is a stiff climb with a beautiful view.
The paths are quite steep with no handrails so I have to not look down at this one spot because the drop off on right side goes straight down into the valley with loose gravel to help you get there.
Once you're past the scary part you get to the top with the awesome view.