In 1860 Lillooet (in Canada) was one of the largest cities west of Chicago, second only to San Francisco. The town's history is entrenched in the BC Gold Rush of 1860, when Lillooet was Mile "0" on the Cariboo Pavillion Road, the first wagon road to be surveyed in BC and the route to the Cariboo gold fields. Current population is under 2,500. Colorful lakes surround the area including Seton, Anderson, Lillooet and Carpenter. The Fraser River, the longest river in British Columbia, runs along the entire town.
The smoke is so thick today around Lillooet, BC that you can feel it in every breath. It stings the eyes and hovers over everything like a grey veil has been dropped from the highest peaks to the riverbeds and hangs over the whole town.
BEST VIEWED ON A COMPUTER AND NOT A PHONE.
“In a forest of a
trees, no two leaves
are alike. And no two journeys along the
same path are alike.”
~ Paulo Coelho