The South Chilcotins lie within a transition zone between the Coast Mountains and the Chilcotin Plateau. This favoured position produces a rain shadow. This means sunny skies and a dry climate. There are almost no bugs in the rain shadow of the South Chilcotin Mountains. California bighorn sheep, moose, mule deer, mountain goat, grizzly, black bear and wolf are plentiful and frequently sighted. South Chilcotin Mountain Information
“Chilcotin” is an Indian name meaning “People of the Blue Water”. The glaciers give the lakes throughout the territory an emerald turquoise colour and the water as it seeps out of the sandy shale mountain slopes is clean and cold.
For hundreds of years, this mountain range was used as trading route between the Interior and the Coast. On the CMHT you’ll travel some of these trails. The nearby town of Braelorne, you’ll encounter remains of the gold mine established in the 1800s which made the area one of the richest gold-producing areas of British Columbia. South Chilcotin Mountain Information