A rainy Sunday on the Lower Mainland and the mountains covered by clouds made me drive to one of my favourite places, Lillooet. A short break was made on Cayoosh Creek Recreational Site.
Driving on Duffey Lake Road and watching the mountains is a very nice experience. But what about from the top? Before arriving to Lillooet there is an active and steep logging road that goes to Seton Lake
Once on the top of the pass we took a picture of Seton Lake. On the right is Lillooet (not show on this picture)
On our way back to Highway 99 we took a quick detour on Enterprise Creek. We drove to the end of the road. Here there is some kind of trail to reach Mt Brew, but seems that now is not longer in use.
Finally we arrived to Lillooet, where we followed a good gravel road towards Terzaghi Dam.
Some gold exploration still occurs in the area although the large mining companies are already gone.
Finally we reached Terzaghi Dam and we crossed the tunnel to reach the other side of Anderson Lake
The lake was formed when the Bridge River was dammed in 1948
We drove over Mission Mountain on our way to discover the tiny communities of Seton Portage and Shalalth. But before we got more views of Seton Lake
After Seton Portage we reached the Power House
At Terzaghi Dam, Carpenter Lake is diverted through Mission Mountain and then tumbles more than 365 metres (1,200 feet) through a penstock to Seton Lake
Then Anderson Lake was telling us that our loop was very close to its ending.
On the Power Line Road we got nice views of the surrounding mountains and then a last view of Seton Lake. This time Anderson Lake was our new companion.
This a narrow and steep road, if you are good driver and have a vehicle with good clearance you can do this beautiful tour in a 2WD vehicle.