Yukon and Alaska 2016 travel blog

Minor's cabin (small bed)

Indian Paint Brush and Rust

Jack O'Clubs Lake (Wells - for Suz)

First Bear

Nechako Plateau

Lots of Berries for Bears

June 22nd and 23rd

While Prince George was primarily a stop to do laundry, shop and power up we did take the time to go to the Two Rivers museum for an hour or two. The exhibit by Ruth Beer - States of Matter was amazing. She is a biologist by profession and an artist by calling. She had an exhibit of woven pieces using discarded 8 track tape, copper wire and plastic woven in with traditional fabric to create breathtaking imagery of the impacts of people on the environment. Every piece was exceptional. We then wandered upstairs to the Make Art section and watched a local volunteer constructing a 3D printer using another 3D printer to produce the parts as he built the prototype. We stood for the longest time watching the piece being built by precision movements. Finally we watched a first nations artist work on a large format carving of a traditional canoe with representatives of various first nations people as the paddlers. The piece was at least 6’ by 4” out of a single log of yellow cedar that he said was over a 1000 years old. He spent time showing us how he was using his knives to shape the wood based on the direction of the grain. His name was Leonard Paquette. We left with a handful of the yellow cedar shavings in a bag of water that he gave us to preserve the classic scent of the wood. It was an unexpected stop that turned into a remarkable experience. From Prince George we have come just west of Vanderhoof to Fraser Lake and Beaumont Provincial Park. It is a spectacular lake with only a handful of us travelers here to enjoy it. Now we are planning one of the most exciting parts of our trip . The drive up the Cassiar Hwy to Watson Lake.

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