Today the three rigs traveled up the Gold Rush Trail through the Fraser Canyon along the Fraser River and then its branch, the Thompson River. The landscape turned from forest to desert, with plants that looked like our South West desert. This town was originally the site of the 47 Mile Roadhouse, a gold rush settlement along the Cariboo wagon trail.
The town has its own sign forest for visitors to sign on wooden slats donated by the local sawmill.
Our camp for the night was Gold Trail RV and the whole place and its owner was very unique. Michael was the owner, manager, cook, maintenance as well as the local Tourist Information Center and he also sold bedding plants. He was a big tease and jokester, so you had to have thick skin to have a conversation with him.
His diner was open to the townsfolk as well as travelers and he fixed lunch and dinner, so we all had dinner in there. He has a sign that says this is not Burger King; you can’t have it your way. I asked him to snap a photo of our group and he gave me a bad time about it so I was lucky to get the photo that I did.