Saturday, June 14, 2008

Best kept secret of Fort St. John, B.C. Canada

View from end of 100th Street Sept. 23

                                              View from end of 100th Street Sept 28

The colourful autumn wasn’t visible in the town of Fort St. John. It had the occasional tree with leaves changing but not the same as I’d seen on my drives. But it didn’t take me long to discover the viewpoint for the Peace River valley at the end of 100th Street, about 3 minutes from downtown. It was a breathtaking view with ongoing color changes. It was hard to believe that such a view could be within minutes of the main highway yet not be marked for everyone to enjoy, it could be the best kept secret in town. Only the locals would be aware this was here. Then 5 days later, eager to share what I’d seen, I took a visiting friend down to show her the wonderful sight and was I in for a surprise ! It was such a change that I would not have believed it had someone told me the leaves would change that quickly. I’ve shown pictures taken on each day to compare the colors. Amazing.

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