The 150th anniversary of the construction of the 1861 Pack Trail will be celebrated by a live recreation of the event and by putting the trail on the virtual map by geocaching the route
Here’s a short breakdown of the trip:
August 3: Depart Keithley Creek
August 5: Arrive Barkerville
August 6-7: Camp in Barkerville
August 8: Depart Barkerville
On August 3, a party of 10 Living Historians (7 Men, 3 Women) will depart Keithley Creek with their guides and outfitter to retrace the steps of the original detachment of those who built the Pack Trail to Richfield, the gateway to what would become Barkerville and the heart of the Cariboo gold rush. For the next three days, they will traverse a rugged 40-plus kilometre route through Alpine and sub-Alpine terrain using period-authentic tents, food and equipment.
They’ll recreate the daily life of the 19th Century Colonial servant helping to kick-start one of the richest, wildest gold rushes ever to take place on the planet.