Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Up to the BC interior to visit family
There is an abandoned mine concentrator on this trail above town as well as the remnants of an old mining camp. The hills around here are full of discarded mining equipment both old and newer stuff left behind by hopefuls and a few lucky strikes. Apparently the man who owned this giant affair and lived above it in a mansion was ruined by the time the mill closed; his fortunes squandered. This camp was surprisingly developed. It had piped water and many amenities like butchers and barbers and the like...
Here's where the river pours and blasts through some narrow rocks. Well I didn't see much wildlife until I embarked on the long drive home. Right on the side of the road I saw mountain goats, and then later a moose and finally nearing Vancouver, a bear. It was almost ridiculous to see so many animals wandering around all at once, beer commercial ridiculous, but it's good to see the big creatures up and about even if you have to blast by them going at a hundred kilometers an hour and they always kind of have this slackjawed dumbfounded expression on - except the beaver that me and my gal saw once. That guy was pissed off.