01-01) 2008.06.28/6222: Lytton - is a small village along the old Gold Rush route to the Cariboo in the north. It is about 108km north of Hope on Trans-Canada Hwy 1. Although Lytton is a small village, it is named the rafting capital of Canada. It is also Canada's hot spot. One summer day in 1941, temperature recorded 44.4c.
01-02) 2008.06.28/6220: Lytton - St Anne's Anglican Church on Fraser Street near Fourth Street next to the village's information centre. I don't know much about this place. Sorry, no story available.
01-03) 2008.06.28/6223: Lytton - Bilingual street signs in English and the native Nlaka'pamux (nɬeʔképmx) language.
01-04) 2008.06.28/6227: Lytton is situated at the confluence of Fraser (muddy) and Thompson (green) Rivers. The 62km Hwy 12 to Lillooet runs on the east bank of Fraser River.
01-05) 2008.06.28/6231: Mini Lytton Fire Hall is not fit for a fire engine, perhaps a fire van!
01-06) 2008.06.28/6235: Lytton - The Caboose CN78939 was built in 1918 is no longer in use. It is the last car of the olden days rail train with signals at the back and was used as a crew car. This is now a mini railroad museum.
01-07) 2008.06.28/6239: Lytton - The 1912 Totem Motel at 320 Fraser Street was also a post office until the 1950s.
01-08) 2008.06.28/6241: Lytton's Main Street south view on Saturday
01-09) 2008.06.28/6243: Lytton's Main Street north view on Saturday early afternoon.
01-10) 2008.06.28/6248: Left Lytton on BC Hwy 12 and getting near to Lillooet (the town is on the other side of Fraser River) before crossing the Bridge of the Twenty Three Camels. The town is about 340km northeast of Vancouver and 180km north of Hope at the junction of Sea-to-Sky Hwy 99 & Hwy 12.
01-11) 2008.06.28/6252: Lillooet downtown north view on Main Street near 10th Avenue
01-12) 2008.06.28/6259: Lillooet Museum & Visitor Centre is situated in a former Anglican Church, St. Mary the Virgin, at 790 Main Street
01-13) 2008.06.28/6267: Lillooet - Place to buy dark green colour local jade pieces. It is opposite from the visitor centre on Main Street
01-14) 2008.06.28/6270: CN Rail Lillooet Station on Main Street at 14th Avenue
01-15) 2008.06.28/6271: The nicknamed "Budd Light" BC Rail bus TU-109 at Lillooet Station
01-16) 2008.06.28/6275: Budd Light & Station
01-17) 2008.06.28/6281: Lillooet - the Mile Zero Cairn marked the starting point of the old Cariboo road to the goldfields in Barkerville. Lillooet 鎮是從前尋金大路之零起點
01-18) 2008.06.28/6282: The Mile Zero plaque
01-20) 2008.06.28/6288: Fraser River at Lillooet
01-21) 2008.06.28/6289: Lillooet - Go down hill along Old Bridge Road for the 1913-built suspension bridge - the Old Bridge.
01-22) 2008.06.28/6294: Polished jade landmark at Lillooet's Main Street & Old Bridge Road
01-23) 2008.06.28/6295: Clinton (Mile 47) is the next stop after leaving Lillooet (Mile 0) via the last northern section of Hwy 99, then turned left on to Cariboo Hwy 97 N. This eye catcher is on the right side shortly after driving into the village's main street (also the Cariboo Hwy 97) is St John's United Church.
01-24) 2008.06.28/6306: After driving for so long, we are very glad to see our rental vacation house in South Green Lake.
01-25) 2008.06.28/6310: The vacation house is at the lake front. It comes with a private dock too.
01-26) 2008.06.28/6327: Let's get changed and dash off to the crystal clear water.
01-27) 2008.06.28/6313: The current location is at the southern pocket of the lake. Green Lake is way larger. It's one of the larger lakes in the South Cariboo area.
01-28) 2008.06.28/6321: Sunset at Green Lake
01-29) 2008.06.28/6353: It was very hot for the whole day, just the merciless sun bean and the blue sky; but the pay off is for this quiet calm down moment. Good night, more adventure tomorrow.
02-30) 2008.06.29/6360: Morning at Green Lake
02-31) 2008.06.29/6368: Morning at Green Lake
02-32) 2008.06.29/6372: The Mount Begbie Lookout, 16 km south of 100 Mile House (12 km south of Hwy 97 & Hwy 24 junction or 2 km north of Hwy 97 & 83 Mile Road junction), for excellent views as far as Wells Gray Park in the east and the Marble Range to the west.
02-33) 2008.06.29/6377: 山火眺望台 Rise above the rest, Mount Begbie Lookout at the Cariboo Plateau - Elevation 1,276m. The ranger on duty is responsible to alert relevant departments in case of spotting sign of smoke that might lead to potential forest fire. http://www.bcwildfire.ca/AboutUs/Organization/Cariboo/lookouts/
02-34) 2008.06.29/6380: North view of the vast Cariboo Plateau with Cariboo Highway (Hwy 97) on the left. 100 Mile House is about 16 km away along Hwy 97.
02-35) 2008.06.29/6387: South view at the Lookout. Hwy 97 on the right.
02-36) 2008.06.29/6390: East view facing Wells Gray Park.
02-37) 2008.06.29/6388: West view facing Marble Range.
02-38) 2008.06.29/6397: Ranger's Office
02-39) 2008.06.29/6419: 100 Mile House Visitor Centre with the world's largest 11-metre cross country skis
02-40) 2008.06.29/6406: 100 Mile House - Found this little yellow head near the water fowl reserve behind the visitor centre.
02-41) 2008.06.29/6424: That's it for the downtown 100 Mile House
02-42) 2008.06.29/6476: 108 Mile Ranch Post
02-43) 2008.06.29/6478: 108 Road House
02-44) 2008.06.29/6448: The 108 Mile Heritage Site with the 105 Mile House. It was moved to the present site in 1979 when the new highway threatened to destroy it.
02-45) 2008.06.29/6482: Story of the 108 Mile Ranch
02-46) 2008.06.29/6455: About the move of the 105 Mile House to 108 Mile Heritage Site in 1979.
02-47) 2008.06.29/6456: About the move of the 105 Mile House to 108 Mile Heritage Site in 1979.
02-48) 2008.06.29/6435: The 108 Mile Ranch gift shop is so colourful
02-49) 2008.06.29/6480: 108 Mile House Heritage Site http://www.historical.bc.ca/main.html
02-50) 2008.06.29/6438: Heritage log houses
02-51) 2008.06.29/6445: Heritage log houses
02-52) 2008.06.29/6463: A log clydesdale barn. It was the largest log barn in Canada in 1908.
02-53) 2008.06.29/6467: Heritage log house
02-54) 2008.06.29/6457: A Mack truck at 108 Mile Heritage Site
02-29) 2008.06.29/6494: The second sunset during the visit at Green Lake
03-56) 2008.06.30/6500: Don't know if this is a bufflehead or not
03-57) 2008.06.30/6514: Buffalo ranch gate with a buffalo skull on top
03-58) 2008.06.30/6509: Trychels (cattle bells)
03-59) 2008.06.30/6511: Buffalo ranch tannery for making buffalo hide products
03-60) 2008.06.30/6517: Make hay while sun shines
03-61) 2008.06.30/6519: Tractor with buggy for farm tours
03-62) 2008.06.30/6526: Buffalo
03-63) 2008.06.30/6534: This will be a new star among the herd. Adult bull can weigh 2,000 lbs and live up to 20 years. I think his name is "Max"
03-64) 2008.06.30/6535: Buffalo
03-65) 2008.06.30/6536: Buffalo
03-66) 2008.06.30/6541: Family of Three
03-67) 2008.06.30/6544: Baby buffalo calf
03-68) 2008.06.30/6549: XH Buffalo Ranch is on South Green Lake Road, 20 km east of 70 Mile House
03-69) 2008.06.30/6559: Lone Butte's wooden water tower beside the railway track is one of the last existing structures of its kind in BC, built in 1920 to service the steam locomotives of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway 小鎮的木造貯水塔是供應水給舊式蒸氣火車頭
03-70) 2008.06.30/6561: Lone Butte's watertower
03-71) 2008.06.30/6565: The "Butte" is the hardened plug of an ancient volcano. Hikers can climb the 250 foot-high butte for a panoramic view of the surrounding area
03-72) 2008.06.30/6567: Lone Butte historical wood watertower
03-73) 2008.06.30/6573: The only general store in Lone Butte. We drove a long way from our vacation house to stock up beers and drinks, but it was damaged by fire 3 days prior to our visit of this tiny little place.
03-74) 2008.06.30/6577: That's it for the "town" of Lone Butte.
03-75) 2008.06.30/6570: Map of the Cariboo's Interlakes District
03-76) 2008.06.30/6580: The third sunset during the trip at Green Lake
03-77) 2008.06.30/6581: Green Lake
03-78) 2008.06.30/6583: Green Lake
04-79) 2008.07.01/6587: Canada geese form crèche 野鵝遊
04-80) 2008.07.01/6611: Green Lake Road rail crossing on North Bonaparte Road about 1.5 km east of 70 Mile House junction
04-81) 2008.07.01/6658: Down pouring at Clinton's main street (Hwy 97)
04-82) 2008.07.01/6621: Clinton's Museum and Visitor Centre on Hwy 97
04-83) 2008.07.01/6619: Clinton's museum barn house
04-84) 2008.07.01/6620: Clinton's museum barn house. Pressing machine at the foreground.
04-85) 2008.07.01/6656: Road sign at the junction of Kelly Lake and Jesmond Roads
04-86) 2008.07.01/6654: Still have 36 km on gravel along Jesmond Road to the hidden Thai paradise - Echo Valley Ranch
04-87) 2008.07.01/6655: Interesting reaction ferry using river current to propel the vessel across the river http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/marine/ferry_schedules.htm#bbar
04-88) 2008.07.01/6622: Moo!
04-89) 2008.07.01/6625: Moo moo!
04-90) 2008.07.01/6653: Moo, moo, moo! (Why do they all have white faces?)
04-91) 2008.07.01/6627: Getting closer to the ranch after driving nearly an hour on gravel. Marple Range in a distance as seen along Jesmond Road.
04-92) 2008.07.01/6637: Echo Valley Ranch Thai style log house "Baan Thai" http://www.evranch.com/
04-93) 2008.07.01/6633: Thai style buildings with pagoda roof
04-94) 2008.07.01/6639: Inside the massage parlour
04-95) 2008.07.01/6640: Horseback riding sessions available
04-96) 2008.07.01/6648: Horse ranch
04-97) 2008.07.01/6642: This loyal furry friend is the guide dog to the wilderness hiking.
04-98) 2008.07.01/6652: Luxury ranch with its own private tarmac air field for charter flights - Echo Valley airstrip
04-99) 2008.07.01/6660: Merritt's Coldwater Hotel - On the return to Vancouver, Hwy 1 westbound was blocked off near Lytton due to forest fire. We have to enroute driving the winding and narrow Hwy 8 from Spences Bridge to Merritt side by side with Nicola River. The 4 days 3 nights long weekend journey ended. Back to work tomorrow!