22 October 2015

Trying to keep our eyes on the road in the Fraser Canyon

Looking out at the Fraser Canyon
Long way down
Fraser Canyon
The road through the Fraser Canyon
Fraser Canyon Landscape
Murky waters
Where rivers meet and roads cross
When we first caught sight of the Fraser Canyon from the winding mountain road past Pavillion, we had to pick our jaws up off the floor and remember to keep our eyes on the road until we could find a spot to pull over.

After a (very safe) stunt-driver-like manoeuvre to get to the side of the road, we hopped out of the car and ran through the tall, dry grass to get to get a closer look at the breathtaking landscape before us. 

The river gorge, which stretches through the Coast Mountain Range from the Interior to the Fraser Valley, reaches its maximum depth between Pavillion and Lillooet. Right where we were.

And there really was just one word to describe the view: impressive. 

At a safe distance from the edge (I'm clumsy, what can I say), we peered down the rock gorge at the raging Fraser River below. It was a long way down. 

We stayed a few moments to take in the view - and several hundred photos. It was so wild and untamed and there was hardly another soul to be seen in the area. 

We got back on the road, still agog, but managed to keep our eyes on the road until we reached the next stunning vista along Highway 99. 

What landscapes have impressed you throughout your travels? Would you walk right up to the edge of a gorge or are you clumsy like me?

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