This is a shot from this past summer at Spotted Lake. Legends of "Kliluk, the Spotted Lake" are woven
into the Native Indian heritage of the Okanagan Valley. The Indians soaked away aches and ailments in
the healing mud and waters. One story cites a truce in a battle to allow both warring tribes to tend
to their wounded in the Spotted Lake, "Kliluk". Spotted Lake is located west of Osoyoos on Hwy. 3
....a rare and unique natural phenomenon covering 15.2 hectares (38 acres). It contains one of the
worlds highest concentrations of minerals: magnesium sulphate (Epsom salts), calcium and sodium
sulphates, plus eight other minerals and traces of four more, including silver and titanium.
In the hot sun of summer, the water of Spotted Lake evaporates and crystallizes the minerals, forming
many white-rimmed circles: shallow pools that reflect the mineral content of the water in shades of
blues and greens.