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
Wilderness Adventures - January, Week 1/2006
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what each week's articles for last year are about. Enjoy!
Firewood And Email
I know, funny combination. We went down to the other
end of Nimpo Lake today to cut a load of firewood.
We collect from an old burn because the dead pine still
standing has few branches, most of the bark has fallen
off and the wood is as hard as iron with a real high heat
rating. In other words, each chunk gives off a lot
of BTU's. We especially like to use it when temperatures
really drop because it really pumps the energy out. My
brother from Ohio went flying with Terry about when we
got started skidding logs out onto the lake, but as soon
as they got back, he was quick to come striding through
the deadfall to help throw wood into the back of the truck.
The job went fairly quickly as a result and left us time
to split and stack a good bit of it when we got home.
Normally I would deek into the house to get to
work on the computer and try to accomplish something
for the day, but something has been wrong with my new
computer since the 30th. It won't let me pick up my email
off of either email client and I've had to use my old
computer to get that info, which is a little depressing.
I've tried everything I could think of, but my brother-in-law
seems to be right when he indicated it's probably my Norton
Symantec. For some reason or other, the Internet Security
program has suddenly decided to intefere with my ability
to access my email servers. Heaven's only knows why. As
they say, a computer doesn't need a reason to do really
weird, stupid things. And here I believed Dr. Spock
on Star Trek when he said all computers are logical.
A few of the guys went snowmobiling up toward Trumpeter
yesterday and spent a good bit of their time stuck trying
to break new trail. My brother is still pretty new to
the game so he took his turn digging himself as well as
others out. The wind was pretty bad up in the unprotected
spots on top of the bald faced hills, especially where
the solar panels that power the radio transmitters were.
They needed to have the snow cleaned off of them so the
guys had to take a few runs up the hill before two
of them could get up on top to scrape away the
snow. All in all, it sounds like they had a really good
trip. I'm not keen to trailer my machine this early in
the year, nor do I want to overheat it, so I'm holding
out for more snow. At least until Thursday. After that,
if I want to snowmobile with my brother before he returns
to Ohio, I guess I'm just going to have to bite the bullet.
At least he's following the family tradition of
climbing trees and breaking the windshield on my mother's
RMK. I was the last family member that she so
kindly lent her new snowmachine to a few years ago and
it's never been the same since. It definitely looks the
worse for wear after brother Mike's little sojourn up
the mountain with it yesterday! I guess he hit a
hole under deep snow and went flying over the windshield
to end up face down on the hood. Fortunately his knee
hit the kill switch on the machine as he went, but the
windshield didn't stand up too well under his weight.
It doesn't look that bad patched up with clear duct tape
Welcome To 2006!
hope everyone had a Happy New Year's. We enjoyed
our evening at the Nimpo Lake Community Hall thoroughly.
A lot of people showed up to ring in the New Year and
a lot of folks were pretty happy that things seem to be
rocking at the Hall again. There hasn't been a lot happening
there in the last couple of years. Insurance has been
an issue for some time now. Ever since 9/11 of course
everyone's insurance in North America has gone up substantially
over the years. Until a more affordable alternative
could be found, it was difficult to host many events at
the Hall. The other hold up has been renovations. The
Hall has long utilized outdoor washrooms or outhouses.
That is most inconvenient at dances, etc. especially for
the ladies who come dressed up but have to bring winter
boots to go outside. The addition of indoor washrooms
and running water have made the Hall a much more attractive
place to go for events.
Today is a marvelously sunny day. In fact
it's down right blinding with the sun shining on the little
bit of fresh snow we've accumulated since Christmas. Unfortunately,
our first day of the year was a dismally grey day that
we hoped would dump some snow. It didn't, but at least
we didn't get the weather that Vancouver did. They had
high winds that broke monster waves over the seawalls
and downed a lot of trees and power lines. The
storm seems to be running up the coast though because
there's a lot of cloud over the mountains. Hopefully it's
snowing up there but it might not be very pleasant for
members of my family and friends that went snowmobiling
I have added some more pictures of the 12 acre property
on Nimpo Lake that I listed here last Week.
The one on the right is of the house on the property,
(the cabin can be seen on the Properties
For Sale page) and the two under
it are some of the views from the property. Should you
choose to build around the corner of the bay, the view
gets even better of Sugarloaf and the Itcha and Ilgatchuz
can find last week's articles at December
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 hope 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, so join me!
the links, and see what the West Chilcotin is really like!