437. Flight to Barriere, Whitecroft, Barnhartvale; 180 km of Beauty. May 16, 2023
By Jan Nademlejnsky | May 30, 2023
This was an another beautiful flight through less traveled areas. I followed the North Thompson River up to McLure ferry and then over the mountains to Barriere. The next leg led me to Whitecroft, small village near Sun Peaks. I followed the narrow valley filled with all kind of green colors. The nature is fully transformed now from the dark winter colors to bright greens. The third leg of my 180 km long flight was to Buse Lake area in Barnhartvale area. The Buse Lake is completing its summer transformation into purple/red color.
I tried many times for several years to fly close to the Rock Needle of Buse Hill, but the weather conditions had always different plans. It looked promising this time, but my main, full view camera battery died. I flew close, but still encounter unpleasant turbulence there. I completed my journey above the south side of the South Thompson River and recording views of Barnhartvale, Juniper Ridge and Kamloops Sahali area. Another areas to see are Brocklehurst, Batchelor Heights, Westsyde, Ida Lane hill, North Thompson River valley residential areas.