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Little Lost Lake and the North End of the Premier Range # 10202

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Date: 2007.08.22
Vantage Point: From Little Lost Lake shoreline trail

Caption: The peaks of the north end of the Premier Range are visible across the Rocky Mountain Trench from Little Lost Lake.

PhotoDescr: Little Lost Lake is about a 25-minute walk from the Yellowhead Highway along the Little Lost Lake Trail. There is some elevation gain involved, but nothing too strenuous - perhaps 400 feet. There are picnic tables at the lake.

The lake is shown on the NTS 1:50000 map, but not on the NTS 1:250000 map. The name is apparently unofficial, although it seems firmly entrenched locally, and is used on the Forest Service sign. It is not in the BCGNIS data base, although another Little Lost Lake on Vancouver Island is.

There is a smaller body of water just behind the trees across the lake; presumably this is Littler Loster Lake.

The lake is right on the edge of the Rockies, located above the Rocky Mountain Trench in a part of the valley of the Fraser River known as the Robson Valley. Why the Robson Valley should contain the Fraser River and not the Robson River is one of those topographic riddles. One would speculate that calling it the Fraser Valley would not give it much distinction, given the length of the Fraser River (1368 km).

The peaks visible in the distance are across the Rocky Mountain Trench, and are probably unnamed, although one might be Mount John Oliver.

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