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Wilderness Adventures - January 2005

This is about a remote area in west central British Columbia, Canada called the West Chilcotin. Surrounded by numerous glacial mountain ranges, alpine lakes teeming with wild Rainbow Trout, and full of wildlife. Living here goes from no running water or electricity to spacious log homes with all the conveniences and without the smog!
1/29/05 1:12 PM

Wilderness Adventures - Continued Moose

The last moose we saw on the way to town yesterday was a beaut! Young, maybe one year old, maybe two, good shape. Really pale colored face and mane and cream colored legs. Still had his or her baby coat probably. Looked liked he was pretty comfortable around humans and vehicles which is a really, really bad thing. He won't last long standing by the road before he'll be shot by subsistance hunters, and this is their favorite time to hunt. When the moose are down in the low country and they don't have to go to much effort to get the meat. Just shoot from the truck, take the choice cuts and leave the rest for the ravens. Do I sound bitter? Of course, I'm a hunter myself, but I have a lot of respect for the animals I hunt, for meat...none wasted, and respect for the law.
1/29/05 11:47 AM

Wilderness Adventures - Going to Town

Well, yesterday was a big day...lol. Time to go to town because we were running out of everything and hadn't been in since long before Christmas. I should add that the nearest 'town' is 200 miles away. Although we have dry goods and grocery stores in our little communities of Anahim and Nimpo Lakes, sometimes it's necessary to go in for prescriptions, banking, and picking up hardware and things you just can't find out here. Saw four moose on the way in. A bull, cow and calf at Caribou Flats, and a one or two year old at the Tatla rest stop. I've seen a cow moose with a young one in the last couple of years around there, I wonder if this is her calf that's all grown up now and out on his own. He didn't run far off the road. He was maybe 50 feet away and standing by a bush when we tried to get a picture of him. I wanted to post a picture on this blog. My digital is useless though. Wish we'd had the 35 mm with the telephoto with us. I need some good close ups of moose for my web sites.
1/27/05 11:33 AM

Wilderness Adventures - Some adventure

Well, I've been working on this blogging thing for days now trying to get files to go where I want them to go. Still not resolved I don't think. Weather is beautiful in the sunny West Chilcotin! Just sitting on freezing, the sun is shining and the snow just might be crisp enough for a ski across the lake. It's just that I have so much work backed up over time lost on this blogging thing, that I don't know if I should take the time. Although for my health and back I should....I've been glued to this computer for way too long!
1/26/05 7:45 PM

Wilderness Adventures - Still flooding

Little Fort has a huge 4 mile long ice jam on the North Thompson River, which is set to take out the ranches and farms surrounding Barriere 16 miles to the south when it breaks loose. Two years ago they were wiped out by forest fires, now ice....what's that saying about fire and ice? Hixon to the north also sits on a river, and is still under evacuation notice. You see a lot of people on the tv using pumps and hoses in their houses. So far, we're lucky. The highway is finally clearing off. The side roads are still deadly slippery and lots of people can't get out to town, but the sand trucks are doing their thing and eventually, everything should get sanded before the next snow hits. Didn't hear anything about the Regional District meeting last night. Will post when I do.
1/25/05 11:41 AM

Wilderness Adventures - Meeting tonite

There will be a Regional District meeting tonite at the Nimpo Lake Community Hall. One of the things on the agenda will be the garbage dump. I know, not overly interesting, but Environmental Policy demands that we share a dump between the Nimpo Lake and Anahim Lake Communities because of the expense of a bear fence and that garbage can no longer be burned, but must be buried. The cost of an excavator alone will be exorbitant. Will post on the results of that meeting tomorrow.
1/24/05 10:10 PM

Wilderness Adventures - Still melting snow

It was still warm enough to melt snow here in the West Chilcotin! You could even see that the surrounding mountains are starting to lose their snow. Watched the news again tonite. Clearwater, Barriere area are on evacuation alert because the North Thompson River is flooding. A few other communities are in the same boat. Our highway here is finally fit to be called a highway again. You can actually see the pavement under the compact snow and ice in some places. Ski hills are shutting down all over the province. I really feel for the tourists that have come a long way for their winter vacation in British Columbia! A few of the mountains are still open, but not many and probably not for long. Unusually warm weather is supposed to continue to the end of the week. Still no fish on the line we've got in the lake. I think we'll try shrimp on the hook next time. A nice tasty Rainbow Trout in the fry pan keeps sticking in my mine. I'll be back tomorrow. For right now, I have a web site to continue building, because I really want to put a link on these posts so you folks can see what this country is really like!!
1/23/05 1:22 AM

Wilderness Adventures this January

A little over a week ago we were at 20F below zero, or -35C if you prefer. Lots of people including ourselves were running out of firewood and you'd see the odd bunch out bundled up to the eyeballs cutting down beetle killed trees to beat the band. At night we got to watch what we call 'bumper cars' on the TV while people in Vancouver got introduced to driving on ice. It would be funny if they didn't raise car insurance rates for everyone in British Columbia because they insist on wearing summer tires. It's not like they don't get snow or ice at least once every winter! But at least it puts a little humor in our lives while lining the pockets of the auto body shops in Vancouver and Kelowna. It got a little more serious this past week when it warmed up. It alternately peed down rain and then great big furry snowflakes for about 5 days. The snow has begun to melt and I think the avalanche danger up on the mountains would be too high to go snowmobiling. Not that a few die hards around here haven't been trying anyway. There's so much water on top of the ice on the lake now that you've got a pretty good rooster tail behind your snowmobile when you venture out across the lake as I did the other day. You sure didn't want to slow down! All over the rest of British Columbia they're being flooded out. Unfortunately, a few people have been killed in landslides and avalanches. Most of the ski hills are closed down. Quite a few of the major highways in BC have been closed down. Our major East/West artery across Canada, Trans Canada Hwy 1, was closed at Revelstoke for 3 days due to avalanches. The only other major highway going East was closed down at the same time for over a day. Hmm, bread and milk might start getting a little scarce... Our own Highway 20 had a major freezing rain advisory on it for a few days and the Bella Coola Hill was closed for a day. The sand trucks were skating around on the ice, even with chains on all the wheels. Had a loaded fuel truck with pup flop over in the ditch after losing control on the ice down around Caribou Flats a few miles south of Nimpo Lake. At least he wasn't hurt. But Shell had to send another truck out right quick since that fuel was intended for the generators. (Anahim and Nimpo Lake depend on big diesel generators for electricity.) It looks as though it's going to cool off a little now. Finally! We went out front of the house to do a little ice fishing today, and we were slopping around in 4" of water under the snow on the lake. And no fish to boot! It doesn't make for very good cross country skiing, trust me.




Please be patient with this site. It's still under construction!
The purpose of this web site is to draw attention to a remote area of west central British Columbia. It is a beautiful area that relies heavily on tourism. The search engines don't know much about the West Chilcotin, Anahim Lake, Nimpo Lake or any of the other small communities in the region and I aim to change that! Even as large as this site will eventually be, there just isn't enough room or time in the day to fully describe this incredible country but I am going to try scraping away at the tip of the iceberg. Which is why it's taking so long to complete the site! :)


Follow the links, and see what the West Chilcotin is really like!
Young moose standing in the trees
 
Cow Moose and calf in winter
 
Winter Ice Fishing on Nimpo Lake
 
Dean River in the winter
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