Skihist is an overnight spot for travelers on Highway #1. On the top loop of the campground is a trailhead providing access to approximately 8 km of hiking trails. These trails provide excellent views of the canyon and mountains and if you are lucky enough, wild goats.
You can walk a short stroll of the Old Cariboo Wagon Road -- the original "highway" --. Maybe I said it before, but for new subscribers of my newsletter, let me tell you that this road was built to bring supplies and people to the booming goldfields of the interior.
This is one of the driest areas of the province, you should wear sunscreen unless you want to look like a lobster. Last year, close to this area I got a wood tick. Wood ticks are most prevalent between March and June. I had to take antibiotics for two weeks in case the tick was infected with lyme disease.
The trails on Skihist are most like suitable for walking than hiking. With plenty of time on my hands I paid a quick visit to Lytton.
Lytton, where Thompson River meets Fraser River
In Lytton is where two powerful rivers meet, one dies but the other keeps flowing to the Lower Mainland. That river is the Fraser River, the lifeblood of British Columbia.
Ferry over the Fraser River
From Lytton you can reach Lillooet on Highway 12 but there is an alternate route, the Westside Road. But before, you need to take the ferry.
Most of the ferry crew are First Nation people. Just in case, there is not service during high water.
If some day you drive to Lillooet on Westside Road keep in mind that most of the time you will be driving on Indian reserves. They don't lock the gates and you can easily find cattle or horses on the road.