Between 1862 and 1870, over 10,000 adventurous people travelled the Cariboo Waggon Road, and towns sprang up in their wake, from Lillooet in the south to the goldfields of Barkerville in the North.
The gush for Cariboo gold soon declined, but not the trek of discovery into the rugged wilderness of the Cariboo. People from all over the world still venture here, following the footsteps of the expeditions that went before them. It is still a land of golden dreams with summer images of golden rolling pastures, grazing horses, and forest meadows filled in spring with beautiful flowers."
My sister and brother-in-law live in a beautiful log house, not at all like the trappers cabin above, near 100 Mile House. The numbered place names get their names from distances on the old road that started in Lillooet and led north to Barkerville.
We visited the 108 Mile Heritage Site and walked around the lake. First here are some pictures of the Heritage site.
Next we walked around the lake. There are many wetlands and lakes in the area and they attract a lot of birds' some passing through and some nesting and raising young. I saw quite a few birds that I had never seen "in the feathers" before.
These Red-necked Grebes were clacking their beaks together in what I presumed was part of their courtship ritual.