Back at Chehalis

This large, beautiful lake is located in the spectacular Chehalis Valley which is on the north side of the Fraser River across from the town of Chilliwack. Skwellipil Creek Rec Site is under the maintenance of Four Wheel Drive Association of BC [4WDABC]. Organization that I’m proud of member.

The lake and the river share the name with the community of Chehalis, which is the home of the Sts’Ailes people, a Halqemeylem-speaking Coast Salish group. Their name Sts’Ailes is said to mean “beating heart”; the similarly named Chehalis, Washington and Chehalis River in that area have a different meaning in the Chehalis language – “sand”. ~wiki

Carpenter Lake Offroad

What a weekend! What a trip! The whole gang going off-roading. Nothing better than the weekend in the wilderness. ­čî▓┬á┬áCarpenter Lake is the largest of the three reservoirs of the Bridge River Power Project, which is located in the mountains west of Lillooet, British Columbia. The lake is about 185 kilometres north of the province’s major city of Vancouver and is formed by the 1951 diversion of the Bridge River by Terzaghi Dam into Seton Lake via a tunnel through Mission Mountain, which separates the Seton and Bridge drainages. Several ranches and homesteads in the broad serpentine of the upper Bridge River basin were flooded out by the hydro project, which changed the character of the upper valley forever. ~wiki

“Carpenter Lake is about 50 kilometres in length, although its upper reaches beyond the flooded gold mining town of Minto City are usually mudflat due to fluctuations in the level of the reservoir. Its total area approaches 50 square kilometres.”