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woods leaving Bridge Creek. Another between Lac a la Hache and Williams Lake a third further on as noted, and again between Mud Lake and the river. Good hard bottom and fine pasture throughout N.B. The deviations of the Waggon Road are from a few miles beyond Bridge Creek to the east end of Lac a la Hache and again from the East end of Williams Lake to the point I call above "Fork of the Road" Abstract of distances Okinagan to Forks of Similkameen 60 To Red Earth 80 To Kamloops [[underlined]] 74 [[/underlined]] 214 To Bridge Creek 105 To Alexandria by Brigade Trail [[underlined]] 88 1/2 [[/underlined]] Okinagan to Alexa via Kamloops [[underlined]] 407 1/2 [[/underlined]] I should not consider it advisable to follow along the Fraser beyond Alexandria. The open country ceases a few miles above that point at Stovna[[?]] close by the post there is an excellent point for crossing. The river is here about 200 yds wide from Bank to Bank at high water. There are divers objections to following the River line 1st It is longer. 2nd thickly wooded and liable to frequent fires 3rd Between Alexandria and Fort George land slides are constantly 12
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