Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Skiing

4 comments:

pasivirta said...

That's Fr.John H, Gabe, and Annika flying down the mountain.

myn said...

i was looking at the photos of the day we all split up and part of me wishes i had gone with you five...but then again i wouldn't have my Banta Lake memories!!!

The Pleasant Peasant said...

I thought the same thing, Muryn. But Banta started the freezing cold alpine swimming thing for me, so i cant regret that. And I got to "ski" down Battle Mountain snow, which was also super fun. Im thankful to be home for one reason - my sunburns on my face are starting to peel. ewww. and my ear feels like its coming off in chunks. ewww again.

here's what I learned about Fight Lake and Battle Mountain!:

The Shuswap (Sepwepeme) tribe left behind most of the sites that date to about 5,000 years ago. This coincides with the arrival of chinook salmon in the area after the glaciers retreated. Another tribe that made summer visits to the region was the Chilcotins. These two tribes at times fought over possession of the hunting areas, particularly the caribou hunting grounds. The names "Battle Mountain", "Fight Lake", and "Indian Valley" received their names as a result of one such battle that occurred in 1875, at a time when the caribou herds were declining

thomasw said...

what a blast!