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PostPosted: October 10th, 2009, 6:36 pm 
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Read my full trip report and see my photo slideshow and maps at this link: http://tinyurl.com/ry3cue

Kentucky and Bluey lakes are located near Merritt BC Canada.

Kentucky Lake: N49 54.185 W120 33.882
Bluey Lake: N49 51.837 W120 34.245

These neighboring lakes both fed by a cold-springs. You will find "Tufa" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tufa) deposits in the water and occasionally fishermen will pull up clumps of tufa with their lines the size of a small loaf of bread.
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The Tufa turns white in color and settles on the shores of the lakes. The white sand is more of a mud than a sand. Use caution when walking near the shore as you will sink in the white sand/mud.

These lake shores are shallow for about 10' then suddenly dropoff to around 65' deep.


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PostPosted: October 13th, 2009, 1:18 pm 
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I liked the Dismal River slideshow.

Those websites come in really slow here (Surrey BC) not sure why.

Thanks for sharing - one of these days I'll get around to paddling our interior lakes/rivers, I always end up going back to the coast, though ...

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PostPosted: October 13th, 2009, 10:57 pm 
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Tom H wrote:
I liked the Dismal River slideshow.

Those websites come in really slow here (Surrey BC) not sure why.

Thanks for sharing - one of these days I'll get around to paddling our interior lakes/rivers, I always end up going back to the coast, though ...

Regards,
Tom


Glad you liked the slideshow Tom and thanks for the reply!

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PostPosted: August 16th, 2010, 11:08 pm 
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Great photos! I've been wondering about those lakes for a while...


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PostPosted: August 16th, 2010, 11:32 pm 
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I don't see you guys wearing drysuits - I guess the water isn't too chilly this time of year - is it?

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