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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

D'Arcy, BC

One of the best adventures in British
Columbia is to follow the various
paths of the gold seekers.

D'Arcy, on the shore of Anderson Lake,
was founded during British Columbia's
Gold Rush
and originally called Port Anderson.
Steam ships plied the waters of
Anderson Lake taking gold hunters
across the 21 km's to Seton Portage.
Then across Seton Lake and on to Lillooet,
the hardy men and women made their way to the
various gold fields of British Columbia

I am still awed at the lengths
that gold seekers went to follow their
dreams. This area is rugged and
totally beautiful. To explore it today
is not for the faint of heart. The roads
are narrow and crumbling in some parts, winding
and twisting along mountains that seemingly
drop into the very depths of the lakes.
Traversing it during the 1800's
on horseback, by foot or even
by bicycle must have been a totally
hair raising experience.


Dawn said...

Another dream of mine. Have always wanted to walk where "they" walked. What an experience it would be!
Lovely photo!!

Karen Cooper said...

It's truly an amazing adventure, one not to be missed, Dawn. If you ever have the chance, I highly recommend seeing even part of the routes, as there are several and not just one. I am slowly putting the pieces together of the various trails and routes that the gold seekers used, the history is fascinating.

Mark Shaw said...

I had the pleasure of having Grandparents who built a cabin in D'Arcy, BC. I spent alot of time there growing up. I LOVED it there. Water in the lake a little to cold for me, but fishing was great. The cabin is located straight up from the boat launch about a block, it is the A frame. Enjoyed your pic.
Mark Shaw

Karen Cooper said...

Thanks Mark. Next time I am up that way I will look for the cabin. What a great place to grow up!