20-Aug-2001 -- This was my fourth stop on a 7-day, 3200km confluence hunting trip to the BC interior,
After "recharging the batteries" (mine, as well as those of the GPS, cell phone, and camcorder) with my stay
in a motel in Williams Lake, I left the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 20 at 11AM, heading west on
Highway 20. After crossing the Fraser River, the highway travels across a plateau, which contains the Williams
Lake Loran C tower, as well as views to the mountains in the distance. At 12:20PM I pulled into the Hanceville
rest area to look at the view.
I then went back a few hundred feet and went north on a "dirt" road, which after 7km came to a stop sign
at the intersection with another gravel road. The "dirt" road was in places quite muddy and rutted, and without
a high-clearance 4WD vehicle, I would suggest not using this route if it has been wet. At the intersection I
turned left(west), and travelled a little ways down the road, parking where 123W crossed.
I started walking north to the confluence, reaching it in about 10 minutes - nice to start the day with another
success! I took some pictures and video and headed back to the car. While at the car, a truck pulling a trailer
carrying a backhoe stopped to see if I was having car trouble. I explained a bit about the project, and found out
from the driver that the road I was on did continue to Alexis Creek, and also that had I continued on
past the confluence to the creek, and gone a ways upstream, there are the remains of an old homestead.
I decided to go back the way I came in, knowing the road and that it wasn't far to the highway, which I
reached at 2:38PM.
On to 52N125W.