Dec.16th: DUTCH CREEK HOODOOS HIKE or TRACK SOUP! Temperature about -10C, overcast, remnants of snow only!                      Staying in Fairmont, BC for a few days…resting before the Christmas rush! Started using the expression ‘Track Soup’ back in the early ’70s when, on weekends, staff members from Chief Jimmy Bruneau School in the NWT, wannabe hunters, would venture out hunting sharp-tail and spruce grouse and ptarmigan…more often than not, with limited success. When asked of the hunt, we would, on those many fruitless days, answer with “It’s track soup again!”

Today on this hike, we saw none of the animals – bear, cougar, fox, badger, touted on the Hoodoos sign at the trailhead…”It’s track soup again!”
In the photos you will see the Hoodoos, the Columbia River valley, the Dutch Creek valley, and glimpses of Columbia Lake and…tracks…
[“The Hoodoos at Dutch Creek in Fairmont are a well know landmark to all travelers on the north south highway through the East Kootenays. According to the Ktunaxa Creation Story they are the ribs of a huge sea monster…they are are part of a terrace of glacial deposits and these cliffs were the result of the erosion of the terrace by Dutch Creek flood waters that separated the terrace at this point.’]


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