An autumn day drive to find some colors and the weatherman could not have given us a nicer day! We decided to expand our horizons and take in some higher altitudes that would be more likely to include color and we headed north.
North Thompson River
We followed the Yellowhead Highway north which brings back some old memories for me as I spent several years growing up in Rayleigh and rode the school bus with many who lived up as far as Vinsulla and McLure. The North Thompson River looked peaceful and had some misty clouds over it and up the valley.
at the viewpoint overlooking Lac Des Roches and what a view it was. This boat was the only one on the quiet lake
and it drew a line across the reflections of the colors across the lake.
Quiet country road
entered Cariboo country. One never knows
what is around the corner of the road but with sunshine, colors and that blue
sky up there, every corner is worth the time to find out. We took this drive on a Tuesday and I’m not
sure if the timing was just great for a drive or not but we did not have to deal with
any traffic congestion.
We left Hwy
24 and followed Bridge Lake N. Rd to see the lake from the other side, one we’d
only previously seen from boating on the lake.
There are some amazing views of this large lake and this was one of
them. Imagine having this to look at
This was a
small lake we saw right before leaving this road and there were several flocks
of geese swimming the lake. They all
seemed to be heading towards a meeting in the middle of the lake. Just might be time to make a plan for their winter
We left Hwy
24 before Lone Butte and turned down Watch Lake Road. Keith has worked in this area during his road
construction days so thankfully knows his way around these country roads, and
where to find some great sights. This is
Watch Lake and we are at the home of the Watch Lake Lodge.
Road meets with N. Green Lake Road and we stop to enjoy the view of this big
lake. There was not a cloud in the sky;
it was hard to choose only a couple of photos to share. The clear water might be tempting to wander
into if there was sand rather than rocks.
many private homes bordering the Green Lake shores and it also offers several
locations that are part of the Green Lake Provincial Parks. There are several boat launches available and
no doubt there would be many boats out there during the summer months enjoying
this beautiful lake.