Yarn & Yap
at the Savona Library.
Do you like to Knit or Crochet? Would you like to help others learn or would you like to learn yourself?
Join in at the Savona Library
From 10:00AM to Noon
Every Saturday from January to March 25, 2017
Rising some 4,000 feet above the surrounding landscape, Savona Mountain affords outstanding views over the Thompson River valley. Cliffs, canyons, and dry ridges, along with lakes, marshland, and high elevation grassland, give a superb overview of the diversity of the region; while a pictograph in excellent condition, and ancient burial sites, are evidence of the presence of First Nations people for many hundreds of years.Savona Mountain is formed by the remnants of a shield volcano. A shield volcano is formed by a highly fluid eruption of lava, which is low and spreads outwards, covering a large area. The eroded summit of Mount Savona has a large number of shallow caves, which containInteresting rock formations of agates and green opals.Another feature at Savona Mountain is the Coyote Rock. This was the name given by the Secwepemcpeople to a particular type of geographic feature found throughout the area, the most famous example being the Balancing Rock off Highway 1 west of Savona. A “coyote rock” is formed when a cap rock of hard material sits atop sedimentary rock, silt, and sand, which is gradually eroded away to form a column or pillar with the cap rock balanced on top. The Secwepemc people believed that these coyote rocks were land markers created by the Old One, or Creator, and his chief assistant Coyote, who left them behind to remind the Secwepemc of their responsibilities, and mark their territory. In addition to such common Gold Country vegetation as Ponderosa pines and Douglas fir, Mount Savona contains the highest elevational known occurrence of the Fame flower, which occurs in Canada only in the southern interior of B.C. The Fame flower is a low, ground-covering plant shaped like a mat, with waxy green, roundish leaves. It favours south- or southwest-facing expanses of flat volcanic rock, and blooms from late May through July with small flowers (usually white, but also appearing in shades of pink and yellow).Village of Ashcroft | Love Clinton | Village of Cache Creek | District of Logan Lake | Savona Activities | Lillooet, British Columbia #TrailingTuesday #AdventureToLearn #ExploreBC #ExploreGoldCountryBC #Geocaching ... See MoreSee Less
Timeline photosReal & Reel comparison between the Big Bar area and GOLD (2013). The film depicts the journey if European settlers in 1898, as they trek across Canada following the Klondike Gold Rush. Photograph by Mary Putnam.Explore Gold Country Creative BC Thompson-Nicola Regional District #BCFilm #BCCreates #CreativeBC #FilmInteriorBC #Film #Filmlocation #BritishColumbia #FilmBC #filmmaking #locationscouting #filminglocation ... See MoreSee Less