As the trail leaves Princeton there is an impressive 324 m tunnel. The tunnel is the constant target for interesting vandalism (the vandalism amounts to little more than colourful internet-style comments). Past the tunnel is a trestle that is a hot spot for swimming in the summer. As the trail continues on there are some very interesting rock formations. I've heard people refer to the Princeton-Coalmont section of the KVR as one of the most scenic sections, and I certainly can't disagree.
|Red Ochre Bluffs|
|Interesting Sand Stone formations|
The Red Ochre Bluffs are one of the most significant landmarks in Princeton. They carry great significance to the local natives. At one point in time, natives would travel from all sorts of places for the ochre, which was used in painting.
Later on up the trail is another tunnel. There is a nice little gazebo in this area (I believe there was a train station here at one point). It is continually being destroyed (probably for firewood), but I have to give credit to the Vermillion Trails Society for restoring it. It's too bad that local punks have to cause such pointless damage. I mean, when I was that age... wait no, I was pretty bad.
|The Tulameen River and the second tunnel|
|Bridge before Coalmont|
|Example of fine Canadian architecture|
|Straight and flat for miles|
I can't think of too much to say about the last leg of the trip (maybe because I was so tired that I wasn't really paying attention). Brookmere seemed like a nice little town. The water tower wasn't anything too amazing, but in this case I think it was more about the journey than the destination.
|The water tower in Brookmere|