Location: Head to Kamloops Air Port, Keep on the main road to the Kamloops Lake. On the right hand turn crossing the train tracks, you will see the path starting point.
Summit of Mara Mountain. The route to the summit is a constant climb and in a lot of places, very steep. Hikers will get a workout, but it's worth it, on a clear day the view is spectacular. Mara Mountain Cliffs South is all desert at low-levels, treating visitors to cactus, sage, sunbaked rock and on occasion, snake(s). As you climb, you enter into a Ponderosa forest, and while still dry, the vegetation shifts from cactus and sage to forest and 'grassland'. Mara Mountain is part of the Lac Du Bois protected grassland area, but down at river level it is baking desert.
Contest Year Submitted: 2015