Blog, Blog, Blog – The Easiest Way of Self-Marketing

What do you get when you when you Google a subject – any subject ? Yes, you get a page full of results. A page full of blog posts others have written. Self-marketing your business couldn’t be easier. Beyond your Internet service, electricity and your website hosting, writing about your cause costs NOTHING. So, why not take this opportunity and fill up the web with your stuff ? Use clever blog titles that include “Subject-Location-Business Name” & link your site to social media and soon people will find you all over the web. Better yet, use a mobile blogging app for on the go! 

Sugar Loaf Chieftain Gold Mine – Grandview Bench, Salmon Arm BC


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Sugar Loaf Chieftain Gold Mine – A hard to find gold claim, dated back to 1930 is located at Grandview Bench, about 10 kilometers north of Enderby. The main shaft entrance, plagued by erosion was still accessible in 2008. Just a few meters north of an old fence line at the southern end of the spur, lies a second, caved-in shaft covered by brush. Access to the mine is problematic as most of the land has been bought up and developed. However, the mine sites can be reached on foot via a small skid trail,  due east off Grandview Bench Road. (Click image to enlarge – use your browser’s back button to return). MGRS Coordinates: 11U470120.

Sugar Loaf Chieftain Mine Area
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Sugar Loaf, Grandview Bench
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View To Salmon Arm From Sugar Loaf Mine Area
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Sugar Loaf Chieftain Mine 2008


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Rap Attack Rock – Larch Hills, Salmon Arm BC


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.Rap Attack Rock – Situated south-west of a popular hiking and biking destination, serves as forestry helicopter training ground. The rock offers great views toward the town of Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake. (Click image to enlarge. Use browser’s back button to return).
MGRS Coorddinates: 11U451167
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Rap Attack Rock, Larch Hills in 2017


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Thornton Mine – Mount Ida, Salmon Arm BC


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Below the eastern ridge of Mount Ida lies hidden in the bush an old mining site. Commodities sought after in the 1930’s and 40’s were silver, lead, zinc, gold and platinum. John Thornton, a local miner owned several claims on Mt. Ida. He lived and died at this site in a cabin. His body was buried in one of the mine shafts, marked by a white wooden cross. (Click image to enlarge – use browser’s back button to return). MGRS Coorddinates: 11U410148
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John Thornton Mine Site (below) in 2007

John Thornton Mine & Grave Site in 2013 at Mt. Ida, Salmon Arm BC


John Thornton Grave Marker in 2013


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Teddy Bear Hill, Tappen, BC


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Semi-open knolls north-west of Skimikin Lake known as Tappen Bluffs, provide splendid views over Skimikin Valley, Shuswap Lake and Bastion Mountain. Access: Skimikin Lake Road past the refusal site, turn right onto dirt road. The area was unofficially renamed after a group of hikers was charged by a black bear in 1997. MGRS Coorddinates: 11U324324

View from Teddy Bear Hill over Skimikin Valley, Mount Tappen and Shuswap Lake. Click image to enlarge. Use browser’s back button to return.


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Gargoyle Canyon – Fly Hills, Salmon Arm BC


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Gargoyle Canyon – Fly Hills, Salmon Arm BC
A small, hidden canyon west off Fly Hills Road. Unique rock formations at the rim resemble grotesque or fantastic creature. MGRS Coorddinates: 11U302171

View to Pierre’s and Sandy Points at Salmon Arm Bay, Shuswap Lake from Gargoyle Canyon Rim, Fly Hills, Salmon Arm BC. (Click image to enlarge – use browser’s back button to return).
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Salmon Arm | Enderby | Armstrong | Vernon | Kelowna