The Adventure Begins

We took our grand daughter on an ‘adventure’ trip. We had no specific plans except head north and explore.

Our first stop was the ‘train wreck’ in Whistler. We came by the train wreck after a very nice short walk through the forest and over a bridge.

In 1956, this train, transporting lumber left Lillooet and was headed to Vancouver. The crew, being way behind schedule, decided to speed up. Actually, they were going twice the speed limit when they crashed near Whistler. A few of the cars were salvageable but the cost of removing these ones was too high so they were left.

After enjoying a beautiful afternoon, we headed out and stopped for the night was Owl Creek Recreation Site. It was a nice enough site but this bug was the only real highlight.

The next day we decided to drive the old Seton-Portage road which is best described as ‘goat trail’. It took about one and half hours to travel 27 km. This will give you an idea of the road we traveled.

But it is all worth it when you see the views.

Many of the communities had barricades up with signs saying that no one outside the community was to enter. This was fine by us as we were sure to be totally self-contained in our camper so as not to intrude on any community. So, after lunch we continued on our way heading toward Goldbridge along Carpenter Lake.

The road took us over the mountain and while it was not a goat trail it certainly was twisty.

Once again, beautiful and interesting views …

We had mapped out several recreation sites but it was a struggle to find some of them and in the end, we found Friberg Rec Site on Tyaughton Lake that we didn’t even know about and settled there for the night.

The next day, we continued along Carpenter Lake past Goldbridge on to Kingdom Recreation Site. This was one of the very best camp sites we have visited and there have been many. We had such a good time here.

There were frogs …

There were bugs …

Fishing (nope, didn’t catch any) and swimming …

All in all, a good time was had by all …

Tomorrow — on to the Fraser River. How many ways are there to cross the Fraser River? Wait and see …

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