Fotos vom Marble Canyon und Green Lake Provincial Park

Am 2. Juli machten wir uns auf den Weg zum Marble Canyon Provincial Park.

A small, quiet campground, set between two small lakes Turquoise and Crown. This park is popular with fishermen and birders. Nestled in the rugged Pavilion Mountain Range. The limestone canyon in which Marble Canyon Provincial Park is located is a rather rare geological formation in British Columbia. That’s what makes picnicking here such an unusual experience.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/marble_can/:
You can sense there’s something different; the white, chalk-faced slopes are certainly not composed of granite, as are the nearby Coast Mountains. And the weathered peaks, surmounted by the remarkable Chimney Rock, have the appearance of a crumbling castle wall. This canyon was once part of a Pacific island chain, another section of which lies in the northwest corner of the province. A waterfall on the far side of suitably named Turquoise Lake reminds you of the power of the elements to eventually wear all things down.

Unterwegs hielten wir in einem Ort, der Lillooet heisst. Dort “vertrampelten” wir unsere Beine, besuchten das Visitorcentre und tranken etwas in einer Bakery, die von einem deutschen Ehepaar geführt wird.

Wikipedia:

Lillooet (/ˈlɪl.ɛt/, formerly Cayoosh Flat,[1] is a community on the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada, about 240 kilometres (150 mi) up the British Columbia Railway line from Vancouver. Situated at an intersection of deep gorges in the lee of the Coast Mountains, it has a dry climate- 329.5 millimetres (13 in) of precipitation is recorded annually at the town’s weather station, although nearby microclimates (some within a few hundred metres of the station) receive less than 50 mm (2 inches) of precipitation over small patches of benchland flanking the river adjacent to town.[citation needed] Lillooet has a long growing season, and once had prolific market gardens and orchard produce. It often experiences extremely hot summers with shade temperatures more than occasionally topping 40 °C (104 °F) and it often vies with nearby Lytton for the title of “Canada’s Hot Spot” on a daily basis in summer.

Auf der Fahrt zum Park fuhren wir lange an einer Eisenbahnlinie vorbei und ganz am Endekam endlich der lang ersehnte Zug! Und der war soooo lang, dass wir sein Ende nicht mehr sahen!

Am 3. Juli fuhren wir schon wieder los, diesmal zum Green Lake Provincial Park. Unterwegs hielten wir in einer Ranch, in welcher wir ein Indianerdorf und ein Haus aus dem 19. Jahrhundert besichtigen konnten. Wir durften sogar eine kleine Runde auf einer Kutsche fahren! Etwas weiter hielten wir in Clinton, einem kleinen netten Dorf, wo es wieder Mal Fäden regnete!

Die Ankunft im Green Lake Provinical Park war wunderschön! Überall hatte es Birken, die aber wegen dem Klima nicht sehr hoch wachsen. Es war eindeutig mein Lieblingspark!

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/green_lk/:

Green Lake is made up of 11 parcels of land. Six of these parcels have developed facilities. The open rangeland and mixed forests of aspen and lodgepole pine found here are typical of the Cariboo’s landscape. Green Lake is one of the larger bodies of water in the southern portion of the Cariboo. The lake is about 14 km long averaging 1.5 km in width with an irregular shoreline of approximately 57 km. The lake has a low flushing rate and together with the chemical composition of the warm shallow waters, creates the greenish hue giving the lake its name.

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