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definitely got a little piece of that wind storm that
the forecasters warned us about but it wasn't nearly as
bad as that last wind storm. In fact, it wasn't too bad
at all. I wasn't at home for most of the afternoon because
I went to Anahim Lake, but other than the power
being out for a few hours and the lights flickering a
couple of times, we didn't sustain any damage.
However, the home I went to in Anahim did end up with
more trees down, with a really big one landing on their
shed while I was in the house. It had busted off right
at the base and of course, it was a green tree.
I didn't know this but I guess Anahim Lake got somewhere
between eight inches and a foot of snow depending on where
you lived when Nimpo got less than five inches
last Sunday. Since it was heavy, wet, snow it took down
a bunch of trees including on the property I was visiting
today. They ended up with trees landing on just about
everything in their yard that could be landed on. I guess
Nimpo got lucky on that one!
I was surprised to see Anahim Lake completely frozen over
today. I knew it froze over sooner than Nimpo but I didn't
think it was that much sooner! Heck, they'll
be ice skating before you know it. This wind has pushed
most of our ice back into shore so the lake isn't frozen
out front anymore, but you can hear the clinkers in the
back bay where the water is trying to crush the edge of
the ice on its way to the river.
I don't know what the high temperature was today since
I was gone but it was around 3C when I got home this afternoon.
The snow was getting pretty soft on top between above
freezing temps and a fast moving wind. The wind has calmed
down pretty well for us now but it looks like they're
expecting to be hammered in Vancouver tonight.
The wind was just starting for them when we watched the
news tonight and you could hear sirens going off all over
the place in the background. I think that they were fully
expecting numerous power outages tonight. But hey, it's
Friday night! A few candles, a little romance....
Yes, I know, most Vancouverites would much rather have
their electricity. Can't blame them for that, I guess.
Geez, Ontario sure got wacked! Several feet of snow
overnight and today in some places with a lot of motorists
stranded on highways and in the ditches for hours.
They can just keep that weather! This is one of those
rare times that my theory about east and west weather
breaks down. Normally, if it's nice weather in the east,
it's going to be lousy here. If it's nice here, it's nasty
there and it seems to hold true quite often. You can't
be right all the time, though.
One thing I would have liked a piece of
was to see that meteor that went over Alberta last night.
It was so bright that people in southeastern BC and folks
in Saskatchewan saw the bright light. It showed up pretty
well on television, taken by someone with a cell phone
camera obviously, but you could see its fall really clearly
and when it got close to the surface it lit up the whole
sky like a white sun. Or the way I always imagined a nuclear
bomb blast would look. It was really something and
I would love to have seen it!
I don't know if anyone else has noticed how much less
spam they're getting with their email, but mine has dropped
sharply to one or less a day. I used to be inundated with
spam until I got some software online called Cloudmark
that does a marvelous job of taking the spam out of my
email. It's speeded up my ability to process my legitimate
emails enormously but I still had to sort through the
spam folder once a day to make sure it hadn't picked up
a real email by accident. It rarely did, but I still had
to check it. Now, it's amazing to have no spam at all!
Apparently what news reports called the 'mother
ship' of spam, a web hosting company responsible
for distributing up to 80% of spam around the world, was
shut down in the US last week. It won't last of course,
but it's sure nice to have a breather in between. It's
too bad the crooks, the shysters, and the schills are
well on the way to ruining the Internet for everyone.
Mind you, it's hard to blame the bottom feeders in this
world for taking advantage of people, because people often
set themselves up for it. If all people resisted the urge
to open up spam emails, spam email would be dead. Someone
has to be buying from these scumbags or it wouldn't be
worth the spammers' time to continue with bombarding us
with it. But no, people just have to see what's in that
The way I look at it is if you want viagra or cheap meds,
go online and search for it on a search engine. Comparison
shop and you'll probably find what ever it is you're looking
for, including porn or whatever at a cheaper price anyway.
Don't open up spam email!
I already know that people that open up spam mail won't
listen to me but I can always hope....
Have a good weekend, folks!
Keepin' It Short
don't have a lot of time tonight, folks but I'll give
a quick update on weather and stuff. It was -10C or 14F
this morning but it actually warmed up to not a bad day.
It got a degree or two above freezing during the warmest
part of the day and might have gotten warmer if there
hadn't been a high haze for part of the day.
When the sun did shine, it was absolutely
brilliant on the ice that has built out from our shore.
Of course it's just like glass so the light shooting off
of it and into our front windows is magnified to the point
that it's hard to see through the glare at times.
According to the weather forecast, we're all supposed
to be getting high winds from a strange system coming
in off the Pacific. Apparently it hasn't yet formed
into a stable pattern and won't until it hits the coast.
The forecasters are saying there could be some severe
wind damage in coastal areas. I don't know how much we'll
get but I guess we'll see when we see.
From the looks of the radar pics, the system is packing
some significant moisture, and that just might mean
more snow for us. Right now the snow has melted
in a few spots where the sun and that warm air hit it
a few days back, but in most places, there's a pretty
good layer of snow or ice on the ground.
The ice on the lake has held up so far, even continuing
to grow some more this morning. But I expect that any
high wind at all will bust it up. That's pretty normal.
We often get ice growing out and it getting bashed back
into shore for weeks before true freeze up.
The loons are still out there fishing, and any I've
seen through the glasses are definitely young ones.
I'm flabbergasted that they are still around this time
of year. Andy said that 10 years ago, it was rare to hear
even one around Halloween time. But the last couple of
years they've stayed later and later and we're not sure
why. This spring the loons were the latest getting in
of any year in the past. Often the males are in long before
the ice is off the lake and all they have is a thin margin
of water along the shorelines to paddle around in, or
they fish down on the Dean River. But this year the ice
was pretty well off of Nimpo Lake before anyone saw or
heard one. We've also had several cool, wet springs in
a row, so we wonder if the loons are nesting later, or
losing their first eggs and raising young later than normal.
Whatever is happening, it will soon have an effect
on the loon populations on the lake. They can't
keep going right up to freeze up before leaving, or many
just won't make it.
The dogs haven't set up any more of a ruckus since that
shotgun blast last night, so perhaps it scared our visitor
away for awhile. Our neighbour told Andy today that he
and his wife went for a walk and found bear tracks on
top of his snowmobile tracks in the back woods that he
made on Sunday. Probably made around the same time
as the one I found on our driveway, set sometime
between Sunday afternoon and Monday night because everything
has been frozen too hard since then for a track to be
formed. All I know is if the bears wait much longer they're
going to have a devil of a time digging a den in this
The Cold Front
saw something this morning that we haven't seen before
on Nimpo Lake. The ice extended from the shore
well out beyond anything we've seen before in a single
night of freezing, and the back bay was entirely frozen
over in one night! It wasn't that thin, either. Andy had
to pull the second half of his dock out of the water this
morning and he was busting up chunks of ice between 3/4
and 1 inch thick.
It was -13C this morning here, but went down to
-16C or 3F up in Nimpo away from the warming influence
of the lake and everything was covered in hoarfrost.
Our ice usually slowly builds outward from shore, the
amount it builds depending on temperature, and will continue
to over a period of days. But to have it build out as
far as it was this morning in one night is really something,
especially since it kept building throughout the morning!
By this afternoon though there was enough of a breeze
for it to push the edge of the ice up. The ice is thinnest
and weakest on the outer edge so it doesn't take much
wave action to break it up. I call the broken pieces
of ice clinkers because they clink against each
other and the still frozen ice with the movement of the
water. Sometimes the pitch can be quite high and it sounds
like a million spoon chimes ringing.
We were supposed to have at least another day of cold
weather but it looks like it might start breaking down
by tomorrow and we'll get some moisture. Right now it
would suit me if it dropped to -20C or colder, and stayed
there for a week or two. Our grizzlies are still
around and it looks like they have no plans of going anywhere.
Both grizzlies were down the Dean River about three miles
from here as the crow flies yesterday. The guy that saw
them watched them eating wild berries in his yard from
his front window. I'm starting to get an idea of their
territory and we seem to be on the eastern edge of it,
unless they're going into Nimpo at night.
All through dinner tonight we could hear our dogs
barking, especially River. (The Lab barks at people,
River at animal invaders) Every time we went outside with
the spotlight, he would be right there so Andy figured
it couldn't be him. But there was no question in my mind
it was his bark, even over the sound of the television.
But for the first time, he wasn't going very far,
especially down the driveway as he usually does, while
The last time we heard the dogs, I got the News muted
quickly enough to be sure it was them, and they were definitely
going nuts. Usually they bark at something, almost always
legitimate, and once we come outside they figure they've
done their job warning us and that's the end of it. They
go take a nap. But for them to repeatedly start up with
the barking, even after we've been outside to reassure
them, there's something around and it's scaring the hell
out of them. Their hysterical barking indicated
they were trying to scare off whatever was coming in,
but they weren't willing to go too far out of the yard
to do it. At least until reinforcements arrived, anyway.
Andy grabbed a gun and spotlight and headed outside while
I went to get the shotgun. Once Andy was out in the yard
River put his brave hat on and decided to accompany him
down the driveway. I guess the pup was going around the
shed to check things out with the hair up on her back
but she was really scared of whatever it was that was
out there and kept running back. I had grabbed some little
firecrackers on my way out and figured we could set a
few of those off to scare our visitor or
visitors away but Andy did one better. He let off
a shotgun blast up into the air and that was the end of
it. No more barking dogs then or since, so whatever
it was has removed itself from our part of the neighbourhood
for the moment. I think I'll take a walkabout tomorrow
and see if I can find tracks on or near our property.
Since we rarely see the dogs act like that, I'm assuming
that the bears were the most likely culprits and it would
seem that they have a regular circuit that they're following.
The guy that saw them yesterday said they were matched
in size so they would have to be young adults, albeit
big ones. We're all guessing that they were probably
kicked out by their mother this year, and would be three,
if not up to four, years old. If this is their
first year on their own, they may not even know where
to den up. Unfortunately, in this cold weather, they'll
start using more fuel to keep warm and in the search of
food than they'll be able to supply themselves with.
On the coast, grizzlies will have started denning up in
early November and up at this elevation, normally October
would be the month of choice because there's often snow
on the ground then and food is harder to find. This has
been an unusually warm late fall which may explain why
our grizzlies haven't hibernated yet, but they can't
live on berries forever, either. My biggest worry
is that if the cold persists, within two weeks they're
going to be getting awfully hungry and berries are not
going to give them the weight they need to hibernate.
If they were 40 miles up the Beef Trail, I could care
less, but their presence in my own back yard makes me
very unhappy. The dogs aren't exactly roaring with delight,
I wrote about us having a Chinook. Today we started into
a deep chill. It dawned clear and cold this morning with
not a cloud in the sky. It did make it to
a couple of degrees above freezing but there was no wind
so it seemed a lot warmer.
At least yesterday's wind got rid of all the slush in
the lake from that snow on Sunday. The slush froze out
several feet from our shore in front and the entire back
bay was frozen over slush. Kind of scary since technically,
the lake shouldn't be freezing over for at least another
three weeks. It may happen sooner, though. We're
supposed to be going into a deep freeze for the next few
days now because a cold system is swinging down
from the Alaskan panhandle. It's already down to -7C or
19F this evening and it's been dropping fast. We're supposed
to see another nice day tomorrow before a couple of nasty
lows crash into that cold front coming in.
I'm really hoping cold weather will drive those
rotten grizzlies into hibernation. I haven't had
time to go out for a walk for the last two days, but couldn't
resist the nice weather today. I was headed down our driveway
and hadn't gone more than a few steps past our fuel shed
when lo and behold, there's a bear track frozen into the
snow. I called Andy over to have a look at it because
he said he hadn't seen any tracks this morning. He was
looking for sign of whatever it was that kept setting
the dogs off last night. He missed this one.
There was only the one track because the snow had been
messed up so much in the past couple of days by vehicle
and dog tracks, but it was definitely one of the bears
and he was going down the drive away from
the house, so he'd already been and gone. It's hard to
say when it was made but it was definitely after Sunday's
snow. Our neighbour had come around to our place on his
snowmobile while we were at Charlotte Lake, and the track
was on top of the snowmobile track. I am so not
a happy camper. A bear snooping around our place
puts our dogs into a bad situation not to mention that
it's a lot harder to get up interest in walking in the
back woods. One bear is one thing but I'm not keen on
running into two of them. Especially if they're
so used to human smell that they're coming onto our property.
Today I walked down the road and then cut into the woods
at the junction intending to walk down to the gun range
on the back trail. I hadn't gone far when I noticed a
pair of large dog tracks (I'm assuming that's what they
were) on a set of moose tracks at least a day old. Just
in the trees there was a place where a whole bunch of
kinnickinnick had been dug up. I don't know what
did it but the dogs were certainly going crazy at the
smells around there. Then River's head went up
and he was watching the woods with his nose in the air.
Mocha was doing the same and then she let out a low whuff.
Without knowing what it was they had smelled, I decided
I'd head back out to the road again. The road was really
hard packed ice and the snow in the woods was pretty hard
too, so it was impossible to determine what might
or might not be around by looking for tracks.
I might be chicken but I'm not stupid, either. Which is
why I'd like those bloody bears to get on with the hibernation
I heard another loon call today, so they're still around.
We watched three of them fishing out in front a couple
of days ago. One of them is pretty small and I sure worry
it's not going to make it. We've got a few ducks around
now too. We usually do get a lot in this time of year.
I'm not sure why they hang in so close to shore but they
always do. They glide away when I go out on the deck to
get a picture of them, and then glide back in when I come
back inside. Warmer water or more feed along the
shoreline, maybe? I wonder if one of them is that
poor, sorry looking bugger we fished out of our fireplace
this spring after it fell down the chimney.
I have a meeting tomorrow and work to do, so I'm not sure
if I can post a blog tomorrow. Happy hump day for everyone
that works on a Wednesday!
it snowed and the temperature only ranged within two degrees
all day at just above freezing. It started to warm up
in the middle of the night and when Andy got up at daybreak,
it was already at 5C. or 41F. By 9:30 this morning, it
was at 9C and got up to 11C or nearly 52 degrees Fahrenheit
at one point this afternoon when I looked.
The wind howled all day and while I watched our poor old
'stretched to the limit,' trees on the property
bend over in the wind, I figured for sure we were going
to lose our power. Surprisingly, we didn't. Although I
guess while we were out of electricity for only about
four hours yesterday, portions of Anahim Lake didn't get
theirs back on until around 8:00 p.m. last night. That's
a change from the norm. It's usually the other way around.
Our snow was going fast today between the high temperatures
and that chinook wind carrying the moisture away.
It won't make the snowmachine enthusiasts happy at all.
It doesn't make me particularly happy either since this
weather really ices everything up. I can only hope the
snow stays on the back trails. Speaking of which, I didn't
even get a chance to get out today and see if our bears
had left any fresh sign. Too much work to do. That, and
I would probably have stuck to the road anyway. When the
winds are like that, being in the bush with trees
whipping around doesn't seem like a particularly smart
idea to me.
I've got to get back to work but before I do I just wanted
to mention that there's a new listing on the Property
for Sale page,
and some new pictures up on the listing for 1583 Nimpo
Creek Road. The first is a really pretty looking place
situated on Charlotte Lake with 10 acres, four lakefront
cabins, and a fully serviced sunroom attached to a storage
facility and shower house. Looks like the property
has an awesome view and lots of room to roam so check
I finally got some summer pictures (just in time for winter)
that shows what a terrific view that place overlooking
Nimpo Lake has. You know, the one with the hangar? It's
sure awesome looking from the deck with the lake below
and Coast Mountain Range behind. The nice part about that
property is you've got a great view, legal access to the
lake, but you don't have to pay waterfront taxes. Bonus!
Our temperature is starting to drop pretty good
tonight and all of BC is supposed to get a real little
cold spell with the new system moving in. It does
look like it might clear off a little over the next couple
of days and give us some sunshine. According the the satellite
pictures on the weather tonight anyway.
Oh yes, one last thing. John Flaten from Charlotte Lake
died yesterday, I believe. Or we were told about it yesterday
when leaving Charlotte, anyway. He'd had to leave his
home on Charlotte Lake a little while back because of
health issues that I guess he just couldn't beat. John
was a retired beat cop from down on the Lower Mainland,
was a real gentleman, and a pretty cool dude.
I'm sorry to hear he's gone. I'll miss him. He was one
of those guys that I had hoped to have tell me a few stories,
because he had lots!
That's one of my biggest worries nowadays, is getting
some of the stories about this country written down before
they're lost to us forever.
The Grizzly Tracks
don't know what's happening with our back trail, but the
predatory wildlife sure seems to be moving in. I had really
hoped taking these last few days off from writing would
help me to catch up on some work. I did manage quite a
lot but the arrival in the neighbourhood of a pair
of grizzlies slowed progress somewhat.
It dropped between 4 1/2 and 5 inches of snow on Friday
and it would have been more but it was melting from underneath
almost as fast as it fell. Then it started raining and
continued all through Friday night. In fact it stayed
above freezing until nearly 5:00 a.m. when Andy got up
and noticed the thermometer had just dipped below the
freezing mark. Which is why, when our neighbour stopped
over in the morning to ask us to make a positive identification
on some bear tracks, it was pretty easy to tell
almost exactly when the tracks were made.
Alex had come out of his driveway and noticed a bright
red spray in the snow on the other side of road. Closer
examination showed him that a bear had left a zig zag
trail of berry diarrhea at least twelve feet long. It
had also left some humungous tracks that had been set
into the snow after the rain quit and just as it started
freezing. Not sure whether the bear was a black
or a grizzly, he decided to come and get us since
he knows that I like tracking.
Andy and I hopped into his truck for the short ride out
our driveway and up the road to the end of his driveway.
It just about blew me away when we jumped out and saw
the size of the bear tracks! We followed them to the mess
of splattered berries and beyond into the woods slightly
then backtracked him. There was definitely something wrong
with the whole picture. It was a really big bear, but
every once in a while, you could see the track from a
hind foot, and it was smaller than the others. Either
a single bear had one hind foot smaller than the other,
or more likely, there were two bears, but if so,
one was walking in the tracks of another. And that didn't
seem all that likely.
We backtracked the animal down the road to just across
from our driveway where you could see the animal had a
large dump of pure red soapberries. The animal had wandered
all over a small area in the trees eating berries before
wandering down the boat ramp to the lake for a drink.
There were several circles of tracks so it was difficult
to pin point where the bear had been first. Now I realize
the reason why there had been so many tracks was because
there were two bears. But I didn't become
certain of it until this morning I bolted awake thinking,
"I know what was wrong with those tracks!"
I had been so impressed with the size of the things, that
I took note of the fact that a lot of the rear tracks
had the imprint of a front paw over top of them, but just
didn't realize the significance until I 'slept' on it.
Some tracker I am. Sheesh! As far as I
know, it would be impossible for a bear to step on his
rear track with his front paw. That meant that with the
exception of when the animal was down near the water,
and a couple of other places, the second bear was following
the first, and was stepping into the tracks of the bear
in front of it.
We had taken the camera with us, so after taking some
pictures and measuring the tracks with my hand (the sizes
were identical to the tracks I found in the first snowfall
a couple of weeks ago) we walked back home. I downloaded
the pictures so that I could study them on my computer
without looking over my shoulder. (It isn't always
easy to concentrate wholly on a track when you know that
it means there's a very large bear in your vicinity and
you don't even have bear spray with you.)
I went through all the pictures carefully, doing the straight
line measurement from big toe to little along the top
of the foot pad, and there was no question but that the
tracks were those of a grizzly. Now, we conjectured....
Did the slightly smaller hind track falling into the first
mean it was a sow with a grown cub following her closely?
Was it a single bear with a deformed foot? Was it
a sickly old bear with worn out teeth that hadn't gotten
enough weight on yet to allow it to hibernate?
A sow and cub is dangerous any time, and an either deformed
or old bear might have difficulty acquiring
food compared to healthy bears. Regardless, I wasn't happy
with any of the prospects being on my back trail where
I walk every day, as does my neighbour, and she
doesn't even have a dog for an early warning system.
Seeing the tracks a couple of weeks ago hadn't been bad
because I could assume the bear was just passing through
on the way to denning up. Especially since I hadn't seen
any tracks since, although the dogs had
acted damned uncomfortable about being out on the back
trail a couple of times.
Now....though not written in stone, it could be assumed
that we were on the bear's regular circuit or route in
its search for food. Not liking that theory
I called our neighbours, since they had wanted to know,
to tell them that the tracks had been left by a
grizzly. Iris and I decided that we both wanted
our walk so we would do it together and 'loaded for bear'
so to speak. Armed with a gun and bear spray canister
apiece and some firecrackers, we set out to follow our
regular trail until we found where the tracks crossed
it. It looked like the bear was headed north for the gravel
pit so we took a trail in the other direction so we could
get a walk in, never thinking at the time that there might
be two bears and that one might not have gone north.
We returned to her place and I stepped over to say hello
to the neighbour in between us and my walking friend.
He had a slash pile going and was about a 100 yards or
less below his house so it blew me away to see bear tracks
right there on his driveway. I asked him if he had
realized the grizzly had come in that close to his house
and he answered that yes, he and his wife had noticed
them when they went for their walk that morning.
Well now I'm thinking, Geez....here's this bloody big
bear, it's really late in the fall, we don't know if there's
something wrong with it, and it's coming in this close
to people's houses? It's one thing to have a bear out
on the road, but that's getting just a little too close
for comfort I'm thinking. I didn't realize how
close until Andy, who had been over helping the neighbours,
told me about the Reid boys, who had come in late the
night before. Apparently, one of them went to the outdoor
biffy sometime between 5:00 and 6:00 in the morning, or
he thought it was around then, anyway. It was still pitch
black so he hears these footsteps crunching on the snow
on the road that passes right by the bathroom. He's thinking
to himself at the time, "Man, these people
are crazy out in this country to being going for a walk
this early in the morning!" We might be crazy
in this country, but not quite that crazy.
What he heard was at least one grizzly bear walking on
snow that was starting to freeze and get crunchy, probably
no more than a hundred feet away from where he perched,
with nothing between him and the bear but an old board
door. I'm willing to bet he was glad he had no idea until
a few hours later what was actually out there.
Andy went to the store a little later in the day and overheard
a couple of guys we know commenting on these grizzly tracks
they saw coming out of their driveway the day before.
That's down the highway just a few miles from where we
live, less as the crow flies. I guess they jumped out
of the truck to measure these two sets of fresh tracks
in the snow when they realized they ended abruptly at
a log fence not far from where they were standing. Eyes
as wide as saucers, I guess they jumped right back into
their truck again and left the measuring for later. Their
measurements were the same as mine, over 10" long
on the rear track for one bear, a little more than an
inch less on the second bear. 6" across on the front
pad, which is exactly what I had measured both with my
hand and later with a tape measure, and 7" inches
in length on the front pad including toes and where the
claws left the toes. Based on the similarity to track
size, they figured the animals to be young adults traveling
together, possibly siblings. That makes sense, I guess
because the second track seemed way too big to be a nearly
I don't know where the bears went after they left
our neck of the woods, but it wasn't until today
coming home from Charlotte Lake that we noticed a berry
splotch in the middle of the road less than a mile down
from our place. We stopped and took a look at it and found
a circle of fur from a squirrel in the middle of the splotch.
It's hard to say if a fox, coyote, or bear got a squirrel
and left the berry droppings in the same place since they
all eat the berries. It's pretty difficult to judge when
it occurred since it would have been under snow if it
occurred yesterday, and the grader cleaned it off this
morning, or if it happened some time today. We got another
four inches or so of snow today and it was still snowing
when we left this morning.
That was a trip in itself. We were invited
to Charlotte Lake for a snowmobile brunch by folks we
ride with. We may only have gotten four inches of snow
but I'm pretty sure they had a foot of the stuff out there.
The guy going in ahead of us was pushing snow and the
rear end on his pickup was making drag marks in it. Before
long, the leaf springs or mufflers, or something, were
also making marks in the snow. We wallowed along behind
him, widening the tracks because we drive a dually. I'm
happy to report the brunch made the long trip more than
worthwhile, but I figured for sure we were going
to be digging or pushing our way out of ditch at some
point in time.
The heavy wet snow created a power outage in Nimpo Lake
from the time we left home until just before we returned,
so our timing turned out to be pretty good.
The temperature today has been hanging right between one
and two degrees above freezing, meaning the snow was wet
and heavy all day. Right now it's misting rain outside,
and if it freezes tonight, it won't freeze hard unless
it clears off. That doesn't seem likely with the massive
weather system moving in over the central coast and central
interior. It's supposed to bring heavy moisture for the
next 24 hours. It's certainly making the snowmobile
Seeing as how this has turned into such a long-winded
blog, I'm starting a new week. You can find last week's
articles, including those about wolves, at November
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!