NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA
NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA—How can one best get into the Carries Mountain Country of Northern British Columbia, also what do you know of this section, game, etc.?
I was all through this country in 1898, writes a H-T-T subscriber. The way for you to go is by steamer from Vancouver o, Victoria (I went from Seattle). It is about 500 miles to Wrangell, Alaska, where you can get a steamer up the Stikine River some time in flic year. 140 miles to Glenora, 150 to Telegraph Creek.
A party by the name of Colbrath runs a trading store at Telegraph Creek and has a good many Indians who trap and trade with him. They are Tahlton Indians and claim certain territories as their own for hunting and trapping. I don’t know how much right they have to hold it. The country is not settled but there are good trails. At the present time there is a gold stampede close to Telegraph Creek about 100 miles from there. A wagon road lead out from Glenora, 10 miles, where it is joined by a trail from Telegraph Creek, that continues over to Teslin Lake, a distance of 180 miles. A good trail leads into Pease Lake in the Cassiar, mosquitoes are very bad, also black rats. Teslin Lake is 90 miles long and narrow.
We saw several black bear along the shores of Teslin Lake and when we got into the Teslin River or Hoothgua River we saw bear, moose and wolves. We shot one wolf from the boat—a boat made of whip sawed lumber. There are also thousands of geese on the Teslin River. There was a Hudson Bay Post at Teslin Lake when I was there.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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