Crossing the Continental Divide, the Yellowhead Pass
connects British Columbia
The term "Yellowhead" originates
from an Iroquois-Metis trapper
named Pierre Bostonais whose
nickname was Tete Jaune in French.
Due to this areas gradual rise in elevation to
1,131 m (3,711 feet) the Yellowhead Pass
as a route for the Canadian Pacific Railway but
eventually abandoned for its
more southerly route The Kicking Horse Pass.
Besides being chock full of Canadian
history and legend, this
area is incredibly beautiful.
Lakes, river, streams and mountains
surround you as you make your way
through the pass.
My goal had been to find the
headwaters of the Fraser River.
The Gold Rush history of BC
has long fascinated me and I wanted to
see the source of the river that
had made British Columbia
the awe inspiring province that it is.
Though not able to see the actual source itself
the Continental Divide
separates the Pacific and Atlantic
I have reached my goal in this venture
and feel a wonderful sense of accomplishment
in my quest to photograph as much of the
Gold Rush historical routes that are