From Cox Bay lookout. Swipe to see bigger. I love the tiny spark of the beach fire in the third image
There is an awesome triple gazebo and torches on the beach to the north of @wickinnbc. Someone was having a pretty special party. If you got married at that spot on 8 August, maybe the Wickaninnish Inn can put you in touch and I’m very happy to gift this to you
I really didn't think I was going to be able to get down to this lake on my heli trip into the southern coast mountains last week.
First of all it looked waaaaay down there from where we were so initially I thought it may take a while and I may need most of day for it.
Unfortunately the next morning the clouds had rolled in and stuck over this lake and eventually worked there way up to where we were camped. We spent quite a few hours in a complete whiteout.
It wasn't until 5pm that day that I was able to try. I told my brother I'd be back by 9pm even if it meant turning back and headed around the lake we were camped at with my boat in my pack.
The first two attempts were unsuccessful. I followed a couple steep gullies that cliffed out pretty quickly and had to backtrack both times. At this point, I had already lost nearly 45 minutes and to try another route meant crossing the drainage that flowed briskly out a cliffy area. The only way around was to swim or paddle, I inflated my raft.
I got across the drainage and paddled towards a bluff my brother was on earlier. He had mentioned that he thought there was a possible route down the backside of the bluff and if you could get to the creek then you'd likely get down no problem from there.
I was doubtful after my attempts that it wasn't going to cliff out before the creek but I had to be certain I tried every way possible before giving up. So doubtful in fact, that I didn't even deflate my boat until I was sure it was worth it.
But my brother was right! Before I knew it I had picked my way down to the creek and from there, other than a few creek crossing and being careful on the freshly slid rocks along the side of the creek, it was relatively easy.
The creek at the end of the lake in this picture is the creek I followed down and if you look about half way up the creek to the rock bluff that the tip of my raft is below, that was where I came from.
A snowfall warning is in effect for parts of northestern British Columbia, around the Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake Park region.
Environment Canada predicts up to 30 centimetres of snow at higher elevations of the Alaska Highway, starting on Saturday evening and continuing over the weekend.
"Rain forecast over the region today will change over to snow at times heavy this evening as temperatures quickly approach the freezing mark," said Environment Canada in the weather warning.
The summer snow — coming from an unseasonably cold arctic front — is expected to end by Monday morning.
Mission accomplished on the North Coast Trail! Lots of learning, laughter, and wildlife. We were treated to a viewing of the Nel’s bear yesterday. Worth the early rise to see bears foraging along the shoreline at low tides!
“Snowy Mountain Tops”🏔
Another shot from my trip to Strathcona Provincial Park on a day where the clouds cleared and the peaks were visible! Strathcona is such a unique part of Vancouver island with some incredible hikes for anyone who is an avid hiker and camper. If you get a chance definitely take the time to visit Strathcona as you won’t regret it! •
Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island 🌲 •