Miles Thomson was born in 1899, and came to Canada from Ireland at 13 years of age. He married Grace Smith, whose family name is well known in the Barriere community and surrounding region. Some of his work experience involved logging out railway ties by horses and sleigh in the Fish Trap area near Camp Nine Lake (Skull Mountain Range). He had been employed by Northern Construction for a while and was also a caretaker for a large parcel of land in the McLure area. Eventually, he became a police officer in Vancouver, B.C.
Access to Trail:
Travel north from Barriere on Highway 5, across the bridge on the North Thompson River. Turn west on Westsyde Road at .5km north of the bridge, and travel up several switchbacks for 3.5km. There is a pull-out situated there for parking and access to the trail head. The trail starts and ends on a fibre optic line. The trail loops around Snake Lake, travels north of Corral Lake, and loops to the trail head.
Trail information segment is courtesy of the Lower North Thompson Geocaching program, sponsored in part by the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society. Go to: www.geocaching.com. Profile Name: Trail Seekers2