Yukon and Alaska 2016 travel blog

Crown Lake from our Camp Site

Big Eagle at Green Lake


June 15, 2016

Camping on the shores of Crown Lake in Marble Canyon just east of Lillooet. Very pretty little spot on the water and skies are clear and it is warm outside. Shear rock in front of us and clear water beside us. We are in The Cache Creek, Tethyan Terrane according to the Geology of British Columbia. Marble Canyon is made up of limestone from an ancient tropical southwest Pacific land mass now lodged in central BC. Notes at the site say Pavilion Lake (beside us) in Marble Canyon has some of the oldest known forms of life on Earth on the bottom of the lake bed. Both the Canadian Space Agency and NASA have research going on here because the microbial material growing here would be similar to what potentially grows on Mars! Who knew!.

June 16th

It was too good to last. The bug spray and screened in porch had to be broken out today just south of 100 Mile House at Green Lake Provincial Park. It is almost empty except for us and a few other travellers. It has also turned hot and humid (which also contributes to the bugs). The landscape has changed from dry scrub and low mountains to a flat plateau like setting with lots of smaller trees like poplar and pines. The weather is starting to change with dark clouds are on the horizon but no serious precipitation. Our first camp fire on this trip (what is camping without a fire) and 4 deer visiting us in the evening before moving on. We decided to take a break for 2 nights. It has been a quiet day with lots of walks, reading both of us finished our books, and a swim for Bowie and. A red fox came to check us out and stayed around long enough for us to get a good look at him. Mottled red coat but he was scrawny.



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