Changes Upstream - the Photographs of Stanley G. Triggs

Travel Journal

Notes kept by Stanley to document his journey down the river.

Monday, August 10, 1970

Stan Triggs

Stanley Triggs in a rented rowboat on the Kootenay River near Wardner, BC, 1970

Not much for writing a journal but a few notes just for the record might be useful.

We left Montreal on Monday July 20/70 with friend Emilio di Donato helping with the driving. We made it to Nelson in four days to the hour. It would have been three days but we made a detour by way of Revelstoke to see Rogers Pass country, then down through Trout Lake and the Lardeau.

We arrived in Nelson, Peggy having left the day before to return to Mission City and Rosalie having left two days before our arrival to return to Winnipeg. Friday July 24th arrived in Nelson.

Fane and I went to Calgary on Tuesday to pick up a camera being repaired, returned by way of East Kootenay - took a few pictures and returned to Nelson on Saturday morning.

Baynes Lake

Loons on Baynes Lake, August 8, 1970

Stayed the whole week in Nelson, I and family all went to beach ( fine weather).

Friday August 7 night Louise and children and I all to East Kootenay to work on project. Left the grandparents in Nelson (reluctantly) - we all felt it would be too hot for father, he being 80 years old.

Very nice camp at Baynes Lake on the North end - swimming etc. very hot when the wind doesn't blow.