In our On the Road To series sponsored by Toyota BC I’ve taken you to LOS ANGELES and back to watch the final Stanley Cup game of the season (on $400 in gas!), to ALOUETTE LAKE to check on the V.I.A. park bench and to SQUAMISH to check out the estuary. All of these trips have been in the 2014 Highlander Hybrid that we’re leasing, and today’s post is a bit of a departure as they loaned us the new Prius V to take on an adventure to the Okanagan.
Our “final destination” was Specs Lake up in the Okanagan near Vernon, shown in the photo below.
The lake has only recently started to attract visitors as the forestry service made a sweet little road up to it, chopped down some pine beetle infested trees and put in picnic tables, campfire pits and of course porta potties. Our Highlander was built for dirt roads like this one but the Prius made it up just fine, and on a little less gas.
While the trip there was interesting and the lake was certainly awesome the adventure back was better. We drove through Winfield on the way out and had to stop at this field pictured below because it was crawling with grasshoppers. And by crawling I mean that they were jumping around in nearly biblical locust infestation proportions. It was insane.
…READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY>>>