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garyhaupt

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Posted: 08/26/20 08:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Almost time...we are going to take off for a month long BC wander come Sept 15th. Probably drift thru highway 20 to Bella Coola, come back same way and Wells Grey Park, find some wild hot springs, watch trains in the Fraser Canyon. Spend a few days in Vancouver.

Can't say I ani't ready.


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Should be a great trip. Stay safe...which I believe is easier when camping. I visit gas stations, supermarkets and once a week a laundry. Nothing else.


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Posted: 08/26/20 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wish we could come north to visit!
Like your Penticton/Kamloops area. Enjoy the Icefields Highway and Jasper!


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Muncho Lake is beautiful if you go that way, but stay away from the logging and mining trucks. Despite the economic positives, seeing that destruction will ruin your trip.


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enblethen wrote:

I wish we could come north to visit!
Like your Penticton/Kamloops area. Enjoy the Icefields Highway and Jasper!


I too love Banff and Jasper after the summer crush. Everything is closed..only it's all open. We'll go west forst, then come back thru Kamloops to Wells Grey...if you haven't been? Maybe put it on your list. Depending in COVID closures, we will head down to Nakusp and and couple other spots for hot springs.


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PartyOf Five wrote:

Muncho Lake is beautiful if you go that way, but stay away from the logging and mining trucks. Despite the economic positives, seeing that destruction will ruin your trip.


Logging is never pretty. I am a BC boy and have done a short stint in the woods. Not for me, that life. But...the reality is..logging and mining = $$ and like everything in this world..it makes the wheels turn.

Thanks for the tip.


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I'm envious. We went to Canada back in 2005, I think. Did the Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Well Gray Provincial Park, Kamloops, and Revelstoke and everything in between and still didn't see enough. Have not been able to make it back.


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ReneeG wrote:

I'm envious. We went to Canada back in 2005, I think. Did the Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Well Gray Provincial Park, Kamloops, and Revelstoke and everything in between and still didn't see enough. Have not been able to make it back.


We share a similar sentiment, just that ours is about Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico...our winter haunts. Instead, this coming winter will see us wandering BC...probably over to Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. We'll probably have to do it bits n pieces. I don't quite see us out for 2/3 months at a stretch. But..a couple weeks here..a couple there, we hope is doable.


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PartyOf Five wrote:

Muncho Lake is beautiful if you go that way, but stay away from the logging and mining trucks. Despite the economic positives, seeing that destruction will ruin your trip.

Really, I take it you don’t live in a wooden house or have a flat screen TV etc.... there are a bunch of things I don’t like in the USA, but I don’t advertise it.
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I'll assume that Canada, is like the US and that public land must be managed for multiple use. So if you get lemons, make lemonade. The taking of natural resources can be combined with views, wildlife management, hiking, fire control and so on.

On a personal note, in both Michigan and Virginia National Forests, we completed oil and gas wells, on 2 to 5 acre clear cuts, in cellars and covered the wellheads with a steel plate painted green. All lines were buried and only a few above ground tanks, painted green, were used in a large field. Then we planted the locations as wildlife food plots, as directed by Ricky the Ranger. Boom! Oil and gas production, sediment control, increased deer and associated animal populations, roads used by us, hikers, medical evacuation, and fire control. Everybody wins. Didn't cost us much money to do it this way and we probably came out ahead on legal fees and fines.

Near my home town, a lumber and mining company, had about 30,000 acres at 3,500 to 4,000 feet. The virgin timber was Red Spruce. But, that was cut 100 years ago. They continued to lumber the second growth hardwoods, and strip mine the area. Then they sold it to the National Forest. Well, by natural succession we would still have another 150 to 200 years to get the Red Spruce forest back. With a little dozer work and by planting Red Spruce on the strip mines we will have a fairly nice spruce forest in 50-75 years. Also a chain of small lakes, hiking trails, fire brakes, and eventually we will cut the timber. Make that lemonade. Future generations will think it is natural. The pros will know better.

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