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Location: California, United States

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

MONTANA CANADA TRIP - Day 15. Prince George -> Hope, British Columbia

We got a very early start for one of our longer drives, Prince George south to Hope, almost 400 miles. We met Fraser River again at Quesenel, then got to walk over it on this old railroad bridge.
At this point I was in vaguely familiar territory, as I had once driven a loop from Vancouver north along the Fraser River and down to Hope, but many of the details are a blur. Quesenal I remember because of the name.

After Quesenal the landscape changed gradually through Williams Lake, 100 Mile House (note the name that survived after the Canadians switched from miles to kilometers), Cache Creek and Lytton. The railroad and the highway followed the Fraser River, I'm sure an ancient transportation byway. We traveled through forest, farm, high prairie, and tribal lands always following the river.
It was a long drive, and we arrived in the gorgeous mountain town of Hope, a small town at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers. Our accommodations were heavenly. The B&B consisted of two guest rooms in a private home at the edge of town, a few steps from the woodland and at the foot of Mount Hope. It was a warm night and the sun set late. We sat on the porch enjoying the dusk settle over the forests and the mountains.

Tomorrow would be a layover day in Hope, and I knew this would be a highlight of our trip. We slept soundly that night.

Accommodations: Misty Mountain B&B *****
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