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The Road To Barkerville

Last week mom and dad decided to take all our flat visitors and the pet rocks to Barkerville.  You’re wondering what this Barkerville town is?  Well, in 1862 Billy Barker discovered gold on Williams Creek and triggered a stampede of thousands to the Cariboo.  Over the next eight years Barkerville thrived.  It was the biggest town north of San Francisco.  When the gold faded away so did the town.  Barkerville is now a thriving tourist destination.

So we all piled in the car. King Meiko, Pete, Timmy, Buddy Budd, Einstein , me (Foko) and the pet rocks…Bashful and Chip.  Oh right….mom and dad too. MOL  We travelled like 87,000 miles.  OK it was more like 170 miles.  We didn’t waste any time but it was a looooong trip.

DSCN4027EEEk……avalanches!….the flats were scared.   Not to worry,  there’s no snow guys.

The road next to this tranquil stream was called the Cariboo Wagon Road before it was smoothed out and widened.  It was also referred to as the eighth wonder of the world.

Mom was attempting to show the devastation  the Pine Beetle has done to all the mature pine trees.  All the mature pine trees are dead and are just sticks now.  For some reason, the young and tender pine trees have been left alone.  One perk to this mess is the wood left by the pine beetle….it is beautifully coloured.

Barkerville is just up ahead….ignore the sign distance.

Next post we will enter the town of Barkerville.