“The fascinating Sinmax Creek Valley – Ranching and mining near Adams Lake” by Jim Cooperman

There is a well-used shortcut between the Shuswap and the North Thompson that utilizes the recently upgraded logging road above Adams Lake and  then turns west at Agate Bay (also known as Squaam Bay) on a paved road  that goes to Louis Creek and the Yellowhead Highway just south of  Barriere. This small, narrow ranching valley, where Sinmax Creek flows  from the petite Forest Lake to Adams Lake, is often overlooked as being  part of the Shuswap. Yet despite its small size, it deserves attention  due to its unique history and mineral resources.
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