Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Fall morning in the Kootenays
Lovely picture Gary!
Zee - those are the Selkirk Mountains and they mostly go north to south, but in that view they are mostly east to west.Below the low clouds is Kootenay Lake - about 100 miles long, deep and cold.
Lindsay - indeed the first settlers to arrive were looking for gold. They found some too, but mostly found lead, zinc and silver. Then the logged. Now they ski and fish.
The Ktunaxa people are known to have been in the area for at least 7,000 years. They mostly left mother earth alone and enjoyed the bounty of fish, animals and plants. I have found a number of their arrowheads and tools on a nearby sandy spit of land.