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Wilderness Adventures - May, Week 3/2006

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!
If you would like to see pictures of wildlife, mountains, lakes, exciting snowmobiling, events and more, and read stories like 'Lake Monsters' - just go into Archives on the lower left side of this page.
You can search this site for a subject of interest to you at the bottom of this page. Check out the Picture of the Day.

31/05/2006 7:41 PM


Well folks, this is going to be short because I don't even know if I can get online. So there doesn't seem to be a lot of point in writing a long article if I can't get it loaded up today. As usual, this seems to be a high peak time for Telus, and doing anything on line is getting next to impossible. Certainly running a business would seem to be out of the question. So, I'll see how it looks tomorrow. In the meanwhile, my apologies. I look forward to getting a satellite system this fall when we get back, and hopefully be shut of Telus and all of the problems associated with this particlular communications system. Obviously getting a pic loaded up for the picture of the day is also out of the question. Sorry folks!
30/05/2006 11:16 AM

Glorious, Sunny, Wonderful Day

It's just one of those phenomenal days. Hmmm. Okay. Tell me again. Why I'm going to Alaska? Really, we don't have Denali or muskox, but we sure have everything else! And we're a lot closer than Alaska is for most travellers.
I've always wanted to see Alaska and I know I'm going to enjoy the trip, but on days like this in the West Chilcotin, I just don't want to leave.
The wildflowers are blooming and the aspen have finally popped with bright, fresh, mint green leaves. Nimpo Lake is blue, blue, blue and full of trout doing slow rolls to the surface. The Coast Range is still covered with lots of snow and stands out against the sky. The perennials in the garden have survived yet another winter, (most of them anyway. We lost a rose but it was ugly anyway) and I'm going to miss all those great blooms.
It's nice to hear the roar of the floatplanes again and see the awe on the faces of those in fishing boats sitting in their wake that have never been on the same water as a floatplane taking off.
Our air is clear, we have wildlife and birdlife galore, fantastic views and endless country to fish, hike and canoe.
Tell me again why I'm going to Alaska....sigh.
Like most Canadians, I love spring and summer. Most of Canada has to crawl out from under the weight of a long winter every year, and when you see people being interviewed on television in Toronto about the heat wave there right now, all you see on their faces is pure joy. "Heat wave? Bring it on dude! The memory of it will help keep us warm next winter!"
The votes are in on whether to try to continue a conversation about this area on this blog, or talk about our trip to Alaska. The former was going to be very difficult to say the least, considering that I'm not going to be here. So far, everyone seems to be very much in favor of hearing about Alaska. So, unless I suddenly receive a lot of email votes to the contrary, Alaska it is.
I'm actually quite eager to write about our trip on the way up to that great state. Northern British Columbia is pretty darn nice, and although I've never been to the Yukon, I've heard nothing but good things about it. It can't hurt our tourist industry trade to describe the north country and you definitely have to go through both the province and the territory to get to Alaska if you're driving.
Our hope is to be gone somewhere between two and four months, since it doesn't seem possible to truly experience either that part of Canada or the state of Alaska in a shorter time. I realize that lots of people go for just a couple of weeks, and I'm sure they see lots, but I'm looking forward to having absolutely no schedule, no place we have to be, and getting off of the beaten path. The last is most important to me. Although Denali and the surrounding park are exciting I'm sure, crowding onto a tour bus really isn't my cup of tea. I know from everything we've read that there is a lot of emphasis on the wildlife you can see in the park, but it sounds very much like the wildlife we have here. I really want to see the mountain, (Mt. McKinley or Denali) but again, from everything we've heard and read, it's often covered in cloud and you're more likely to see it from outside the park.
It does't look like there are a whole lot of roads in Alaska, so we're looking forward to driving most of them. And if we find a spot or a town we like, I'd like to be able to stop and stay for awhile and get to know the people.
As much as I would like to take some of the ferry trips, we may be a little limited on that score. We're taking both our big dogs with us so unless we can find an obliging babysitter or an RV park that will look after them for us, we'll be limited to day trips.
Anyway, you folks that haven't voted yet still have one week to send an email to the following address at if your opinion differs from the majority. And even if it doesn't, write anyway. I enjoy hearing from everyone a great deal.
The one thing that I do regret about not being here this summer is not being able to meet those people that I have traded emails with that are coming to the West Chilcotin this summer. I'm sorry to miss you but have a great trip and enjoy the area!

29/05/2006 7:28 PM

Car Show

I got an interesting email from a fellow that owns the Country Inn Motel in Nimpo Lake. Ted was driving one of his cars into Williams Lake for the Laker's car show this past weekend and towing another. This is an excerpt from his email. "30 kms out of Nimpo I ran into a Cattle Drive and both cars got to drive through Cattle droppings and 4 Thunder showers. Since I'd already washed the Stealth twice and the Daytona once, I wasn't impressed."
It's just a fact that some things in this country make it stand out from a few other places. Yes, we're modern. We have car shows. But we also have cattle ranches. Cattle drives are a commonplace event in the West Chilcotin both in spring to move cattle up into summer pasture and in fall roundup and moving them back down into the low country.
Naturally, it's a lot simpler to move cattle on the roads because you don't have to cut fence to move them through each pasture or onto other landowners' property, and the road provides a chute of sorts, helping to keep the cattle in line. Riders still use horses here, unlike a lot of other provinces that just use fourwheelers. Mind you, at the cost of fuel, that might change soon.
In almost every case, as soon as it's possible, the riders will move their cattle over so that traffic can get by and so that no one is held up too long. That's especially true of Highway 20 from Riske Creek to here. As soon as it's possible, the riders moving cattle try to arrange to let you by.
I don't know of anyone that actually minds being caught up in a cattle drive. Maybe if you're in a real hurry to get somewhere it might be frustrating. But I think that there's just something about a cattle drive that automatically slows you down and forces you to take it easy. Reflect back on a time when the automobile was a rare thing and moving cattle by horseback a much more common occurrence all over North America. And of course, it was a slow affair.
Face it, we all move too fast now days. Fast automobiles, phones, cell phones, computers, airplanes, high speed transit systems, and even fast cat ferries. Everything designed to get us the information we want at high speed and get us to our destination faster. I guess the nice thing about a cattle drive blocking the middle of the road is that no matter how fast your automobile is, no matter how fast you want to get some place, how fast you want to access information, or just get to where you have cell service, you are not going to go any faster than those cows are. It's not your boss slowing you down, rush hour traffic, the really slow girl on the till at the grocery store, or even just a line up's a cow. And even as dumb and ornery I personally consider cattle to be, it's pretty hard to get mad at a cow. Especially when they're being herded somewhere. They're just doing their job, plodding along, most of them going in the direction they're pointed hemmed in by dogs and horseback riders. They're just doing what they've been told to do and they're doing it at their best speed.
So next time you get held up by a herd of cattle, put yourself back in time about a hundred and fifty years, and enjoy the moment. And for those of you who have never had the good just don't know what you're missing.
And on that note, the famous Picture of the Day is going to be Dodge Stealth Sneaking Up On Cattle.
Thanks Ted!

28/05/2006 10:07 AM

A Glorious Morning For Fishing

A few boats, and a canoe are slowly gliding around Nimpo Lake for fish this morning. There's a gentelman in a one man pontoon plying the reeds with a fly rod while the odd loon cruises around and swifts chatter to each other while diving over the water. It's one of those flat, calm days after a rain when you can see big trout doing slow rolls in the water and a quiet voice will carry nearly the length of the lake.
We had a good rain yesterday, something we very much needed for this time of year to cut the risk of forest fire and bring on the plant growth. Yesterday thunder and lightning boomed and rolled around the area causing the odd fisherman to get the heck off of the lake and beat a retreat for moorage. I don't know how many times I turned off my computer yesterday and the day before. Even though I have an excellent battery backup and surge protector, there doesn't seem much point in taking a chance with blowing the thing up.
There's something special about Sundays. Even if you're retired or on vacation, and days of the week no longer make a difference. Maybe it's because we all spend so much of our lives working and that is one day that throughout our lives that has been reserved for relaxation. Except for the resort owners, of course. That's probably their busiest day of the week and may not be one they always look forward to.
The remote resort owners have been getting their lodges ready. This week Eliguk lodge owners flew a few floatplane loads out with Tweedsmuir Air to get their outfit prepared for the summer.
The owner of Crazy Bear was in Nimpo Lake as well but I don't know if he will be operating his fly-in lodge this year. Although his outfit wasn't burned out in the big Lonesome Lake fire of 2004, the surrounding countryside was. He was very disappointed in how long it might take for regrowth when I last spoke to him. I personally feel it might have been an ideal opportunity for him to advertise to guests the world over that would be highly interested in the effects of a monster forest fire. It would simply mean that he would be marketing to a different type of clientele.
Well, it's two hours later and I spoke too soon. A big, black system just rolled in and started dropping a little hail here and there. According to the fishing magazine, around 1:00 is a prime fishing time, if you follow those things. Unfortunately, you'd get awfully wet if you went fishing now. I just watched a boat make a beeline for shore with one of the occupants wielding a brightly colored umbrella. You don't see that very often out here!
Some votes have come in regarding what you would like to see on this blog for the summer while we are in Alaska. Although two have opted for articles about both Alaska and updates or stories for this area, most votes are resoundingly in favor of adventures, mishaps and more during our trip in Alaska. If you want your say, don't forget to send a note to this email address And thanks loads to those of you who have already let me know what you would like!

27/05/2006 9:27 AM


And here I thought it was going to be difficult to connect to the Internet in Alaska! No Alaska communications portal could possibly hope to be as bad as Telus in British Columbia.
For those of you that live in a city or a larger urban center, it's probably not too bad because if you don't like one Internet provider, you can go to another.
Here in the West Chilcotin, we are stuck with the Telus monopoly. A company that is far more concerned with spending a fortune advertising on television to convince the kids to buy every cell phone feature known to mankind, rather than on upgrading what is obviously overloaded and tired servers.
Telus is not even remotely interested in upgrading their equipment because they don't have to. We don't have another internet provider so if our present service is barely adequate, then that is what we're stuck with because they already get our money for that service. They won't get more money from us as users if they improve the system but they will from the yuppie kids buying the latest in cell phone features, podcasting, tvo, whatever, whatever.
Ever since Christmas, internet service has gotten so bad where ever you have a dialup connection that getting online now is based more on a hope and a prayer than it is on anything else.
In fact, I am writing this article a day late because I didn't have a hope of getting online last night. I can't get on this morning either, but perhaps later there will be some chance of getting online long enough to upload this.
I have spent the past week trying to upload information onto the Internet. It has taken me an entire week and I am still not finished. The job should have taken me less than a day.
I have gone through email, spoken extensively to snotty customer representatives and smug techies, each time forced to wade past Telus's ridiculous voice automation system, and not one can tell me what the problem is.
Oh they all start out quickly blaming my equipment, modem, etc. Except that I run three computers, all with different modems, and different operating systems and a different phone line from my partner, who is having the same problem. I've also discovered that other members in the community are having a problem with busy lines, being disconnected or their line simply locking up and no longer sending or receiving.
The problem has been getting steadily worse since Christmas and is particularly bad during peak times such as just after 9 in the morning, noon, just after school gets out and after supper. And I can tell you for a fact, as can my partner, that my level of frustration is above and beyond. I've been so furious at times that I could easily throttle someone. Unfortunately, writing letters to the CRTC doesn't even do any good because they will no longer look into complaints regarding Internet connection because they claim the market is so competitive. Yeah, maybe elsewhere. Certainly not here.
The most frustrating aspect is that almost two years ago it was reported on the news that Telus had been given the contract, worth millions of dollars, for all communications in government buildings throughout the province in exchange for guaranteeing that all areas of the province would have highspeed Internet connection by December of 2006. Obviously there is no hope in hell of that happening and Telus gets away with breaking yet another promise.
So I'll keep muddling along here for another two weeks and then once we get back from Alaska, we'll be buying a satellite system and hooking up to Internet that way. I look forward to being shut of Telus.
In the meanwhile, this blog will only go up on the 'Net if I can connect. I'm not going to hold my breath!
Oh, if I can get it loaded, you really must check out the Picture of the Day. It's hilarious!
25/05/2006 6:37 PM

Natives Or Indians?

It's not my intention to be politically incorrect but I do have to wonder at some of the contradictions our 'native brethren' bring out. I was watching a newscast about Bear Mountain Estates down on Vancouver Island tonite where the Native Indian Band was in a meeting over the building going on there. Media interviewed members of the band who complained that the builders were disrespecting burial grounds, cairns and caves in the area and that they were going to do something about it. One of them said that not only was Bear Mountain for the Indians but for the wildlife as well.
It's funny, but it's been against the 'rules' for years now to call these people Indians. Instead, we're supposed to call them Natives because that is their preference and it's considered the only 'politically correct' term for the alleged 'first' North Americans. My question is...why is it okay for these natives to refer to themselves as Indians, but not okay for the rest of us to refer to them as anything but Natives?
I continue to ponder as to why the local 'Native' Band waited until many hundreds of homes had already been built by the contractor and the area developed on Bear Mountain before they complained that they and their culture was being disrespected?
The developer insisted that he knew the area well and at no time had his crew ever come across burial grounds, cairns or caves in the developing area. He also said that he invited the band to meet him at a set time today to show him exactly where these burial grounds, cairns and caves were supposed to be in relation to his development. No one arrived from the band office to show him where these 'precious' cultural artifacts were. Instead, they complained that he had been disrespectful to them on the phone and now they were going to cause him a problem, whether by blockades, or otherwise. They intimated that theirs was like a poker hand and they weren't going to show their cards before the right time.
It seems odd that there is only now a problem. Was a member of the band fired from the construction crew? Has the band waited until a considerable monetary investment is tied up in the project and five years has passed before making their move on the premise that it will be worth a lot more money to the band for the developer to settle a dispute with them?
Interesting how the world works, isn't it? Because today, 29 Caucasian folks that have been disputing a highway going through a rare conservation area were arrested by the police when they refused to remove their blockade. I'll bet that doesn't happen at Bear Mountain if a blockade occurs there.
On another topic. I found an extremely interesting link with a map showing global warming and how it's affecting Canadian regions, and ultimately, the rest of the world. For those of you interested you can click on Arctic Climate Change and once there, click on the link that says Interactive Map (requires flash) on the right hand side of the menu. There are some very interesting observations. I think you'll enjoy it.
Don't forget to send your vote on articles for the summer in this blog by emailing as discussed below. Only two weeks to vote! Thank you much to those who have already replied. I'll reply to your emails as soon as I can.

24/05/2006 10:13 AM

Birthday Week

My apologies for no article yesterday. It was my sweetheart's birthday and sitting cuddled up comparing last year's and this year's MilePost all evening seemed like a more important past time. We don't seem to get a lot of time together, even though neither of us is working out this year, so it's good that birthdays come along and remind you of the important things in life. Besides, I was hoping that the long stories about the water skipping event would hold everyone for awhile. Isn't that some crazy event? It almost makes you want to go right on out there and drown a $15,000 snowmachine! (grin....)
The weather has not been particularly great lately. I suspect it's because the jet stream has dipped way south of us bringing cool, windy, and some rainy weather. There sure has been a lot of fishing boats out on Nimpo Lake the last few days, though. Today is one of those still overcast days with the odd sprinkle of rain and perfect for fishing. Folks in their fishing boats are bundled up in slickers hunched over their lures as they head out.
We watched one boat yesterday that comes every year slowly head out toward the middle of the lake. They weren't but a a couple of hundred yards out from in front of our place and the woman was fighting a nice sized rainbow trout.
The Natives have been fishing off of the bridge on the Dean River outlet on our road for the past several weeks. Many of them don't bother with rods but rather fish with line wrapped around a pop or beer can and do quite well at it. The fish there are pretty black though because most are spawners.
Weather throughout Canada has been a little strange this year. We all got that short heat wave that melted snow too quickly in the mountains and has resulted in a lot of flooding in southern British Columbia. The prairies has had some pretty hot weather lately as well. I spoke to a lady in Anchorage yesterday and she exclaimed that, "Spring had finally come!" I guess they've been experiencing a pretty cool, wet spring throughout Alaska. That's okay. More mosquitoes for us when we go there.
We're still working on getting ready for our trip to Alaska this summer and I'm still working on what to do about these articles. Since I won't be in the Chilcotin for the summer, it's going to be difficult to write about the area. I have petitioned resort and other accommodations owners to send in articles that I can use, but nothing yet. That leaves me either writing condensed versions of books written about this area, or writing about our travels in Alaska, or both. Any feedback on that would be much appreciated so I've set up an email account strictly for your ideas that would bypass having to fill out the usual contact form. You can reach me at and let me know what you think!
I know that quite a few of you great folks have been regular and faithful readers of this blog and I thank you. However, I don't know if you read it because you like to keep up on what's happening in the area, or just like the doofus stories. If the latter, then maybe you will enjoy reading about our adventures in Alaska because I'm sure there will be a few!
I will be taking my laptop with me but it remains to be seen how often I can access the Internet. It does seem that Alaska is wired a lot more than many places in the interior of British Columbia and certainly more so than in the West Chilcotin so it may not be that difficult to upload a blog quite often. We shall see.
In the meanwhile, please let me know your preference sometime within the next two weeks before we leave. Oh, and rest assured that your email address will not be given out or used for any purpose whatsoever. In fact, I'll delete the messages as soon as I tally up the vote. Be heard!
Thanks to all of you and a special thanks to Texas, Bavaria, Vancouver, and Quesnel for your kind letters of encouragement!

22/05/2006 2:43 PM

Water Skipping Continued

This article is continued from yesterday. The beginning of this article starts below.
Most of the snowmobiles look somewhat ratty and you wonder why until you get closer and realize that a vain attempt has been made to seal the holes and joint between hood and engine compartment with 'Tuck' tape (more waterproof than Duct tape). Of course there was one snowmobile that wasn't just ratty, it was decrepit. Called Frankenstein by everyone, apparently it's a communal river racing machine. Everyone brings parts for it and it's so old and messed up, even the most inexperienced driver is welcome to practice on it because you just can't mess it up any worse than it already is.
If a racer is not successful and sinks in the river, then there is a motorized raft and several fourwheelers ready to get him out. The organizers are all equipped with radios as are observers placed along different points on the river. Where someone goes down, he's spotted right away and the rescue machines move in. I watched one unfortunate go down on the worst corner and he was gasping for breath. It's still spring here and the ice just went off the lake and river a couple of weeks ago. That water is cold! In addition to that, the air temperature wasn't that much above freezing Saturday and it was raining off and on, so a sinking was a miserable experience.
Tied from the front of the hood to the base of the windshield was a triangle of ropes. This is what the rider grabbed when his machine started sinking. The river is murky and if you lost touch with your machine in a deep hole, it might be a real job finding it again. In this case, the hole was deep and the rider was trying to tread water, keep hold of the rope on his sunk machine and keep a heavily helmeted head above water and gasping with the cold. The fellows in the raft finally got to him, lifted his helmet off of his head and once the fourwheelers got there, he got a rope hooked up from one of them to that triangle of ropes already hooked to his snowmobile.
This line of events repeated itself time after time as rider after rider sank on one corner or the other although there were some very successful runs in between. Unfortunately, it does drag things out when there is a 'sinker' though because the river has to be cleared of man, raft and machine before the next racer can come down the river.
Pulling a snowmobile out of a river lined with willow covered banks with a fourwheeler slipping and sliding in mud is no easy feat, so it takes time. The fourwheeler then has to drag the sled back to the starting point and the rider works on getting it running again.
Some of the guys running this race have run it for several years in a row and everyone claims that Sullivan usually wins it. This year he came in second at 3 minutes and 10 seconds while young Charlie Williams came in at 3 minutes and 9 seconds. Chris Jimmie came up third at 3 minutes and 34 seconds. Some of the guys trying to race this year had never done it before and most took a drink of river water.
One fellow in particular decided he was going to take a run at the river. He's actually a surveyor that comes into the area in summer and a bit of a cowboy. He took a few practice runs on the meadow, and then off of the meadow onto a short length of the river back to the start point. He did well on that part but I figured for sure that he would lose it on the first corner. I would like to have gotten over there to take pictures but it was a fair bit of slogging across a water logged meadow. The guy slapped his cowboy hat on, grabbed a big chew and headed out full speed determined to ride that river the whole way. He was doing pretty good but sure enough, you could hear the machine die just around the first corner and he got soggy. He was lucky because where he went in was only waist deep.
There are so many great pictures and a short movie that I can't possibly fit onto this page, but I think I'm going to set up a separate page for all the images of the waterskipping. Just give me a day or two and I'll have a link on here.
And on that note...Happy Victoria Day to all you Canadians!

21/05/2006 10:57 AM

Water Skipping West Chilcotin Style

Saturday was the 9th Annual Anahim Lake Waterskipping Races. Waterskipping has been a popular sport here for much longer than that though. When we used to have snowmobile races in the spring in this area, there used to be waterskipping back then, and that was in the late 80's and early 90's. Only one machine runs at a time because otherwise it would just be too dangerous. When they ran the race years ago on Charlotte Lake, they used to run a line up all at once.
For any of you that don't know what waterskipping is...I can only point out that it has nothing to do with skipping a rock on the water. Rather, you drive a snowmobile on the river as fast and as hard as you can go from the Native Indian Reserve in Anahim Lake down to the rodeo grounds where you turn around on a large, wet meadow, and rip back as fast as you can to the starting point. There are two points to this exercise in insanity. The most important point is to not sink your snowmobile in the river and the other is to get the fastest time. Since over half of the contestants sank a machine and only one won the $1,500 first prize, your odds on either score are obviously not very good. But, as one fellow in earshot said, "Don't ever let fear or common sense hold you back!"
At best guess, the course is about a mile long. I did ask one fellow who participated years ago in measuring the length of the river involved in the event but he couldn't remember how long it was. I actually think that it is much further than a mile just to the rodeo grounds, much less including the return trip. I guarantee you this, it probably seems like a hundred miles to someone trying to keep their snowmachine afloat.
The river takes several sharp bends that the rider must negotiate. He has to be able to slow the snowmachine down enough to take the corner, but not so much that he loses momentum and sinks. Our local RCMP was out with the radar gun and put it on some of the machines, and although she didn't get there in time to record the speed on some of the bigger snowmobiles, she still recorded most of them taking off of the ramp or entering it at between 30 and 40 miles per hour. That means they're probably averaging 30 mph on most of the river. That's pretty good considering the tremendous resistance of water on the skiis and track versus snow. I know that you can definitely feel a machine bog and slow down when you hit overflow on a lake so I can't imagine what it would be like to be running on water the whole way.
You'll see that most of the riders stand way back on their machines to keep the weight to the back and the skiis up. The primary reason for this is to keep the front engine compartment as far up and out of the water as possible. Once you get water on the drive belt, you're hooped. You sink. Higher in the front also gives more turning ability on the skiis. If the skiis are in the water rather than on top....yep, right sink.
Actually, the mechanics of the whole thing more or less guarantees that your chances of sinking are much better than your chances of completing the race. The main reason for this is that no where on the machine, absolutely no where, does it say, "This machine is intended to be used in water."
That's what they make Sea Doos for.
So as a result, a machine that is not waterproof, without a sealed compartment, has a very high likelihood of getting water in the engine compartment and....there you go again...sinking. Combine that with the fact that it takes a hell of a lot of strength, agility, and excellent balance to ride these things on water, and control them going around corners, and you have a fascinating sport!
Within a large bend of the river near the entry point onto the river is a water sodden meadow with a water filled track through the middle. Here the contestants practice with their snowmobile just to get the feel of it on water because this is, after all, only done once a year and it's impossible to practice on the river itself. There's no danger of sinking in this water track so once they get the feel, they take another track off of the meadow onto the river itself that goes straight onto the landing for a distance of probably only a hundred yards. You are on the river proper but not trying to negotiate any corners. This gives you more of a feel for running on the water.
Many guys that sank their machines racing on their run on the river used the meadow track to see if they could run again, after taking out the plugs and clearing the water out of the engine.
Wow, this article is getting really long already, and I haven't even started. See you tomorrow!
I've started a new week so last week's articles are at
Wilderness Adventure May Week Two.

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