Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fishing in Dem Lake

A good day for canoeing and fishing on a local little lake...

Fish 1:  Rainbow trout

Fish 2: Rainbow Trout

Fish 3:  Came off the hook before the picture could be taken  (rainbow trout)

Fish 4: Came off the hook before the picture could be taken (rainbow trout)

Fish 5:  Rainbow Trout  - this one became dinner.  

Fish 6:  Lake Charr

Beaver swimming by.

Fish 7:  Rainbow Trout

Fish 8: Rainbow Trout

Fish 9: Came off the hook before the picture could be taken  (rainbow trout)

Fish 10: Came off the hook before the picture could be taken  (rainbow trout)


Fish 11: Lake Charr

Fish 12: Rainbow Trout

Not too shabby of an afternoon :)

Yummy snack time.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hiking Pinchi Mountain

Well it's been a week since we explored around Pinchi Mountain, so I guess we should climb up. 

Stripped Coral Root flowers.

Starting to see the view

Taking pictures in an alpine medow

What a view.  so many lakes, islands and mountains.

Stormy at the other end of the lake.  

This one is for you, Dad.

Fun tree cones in the making.

Another spectacular view.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Exploring around Pinchi Mountain

Another day to explore the end of our street.  We decided to check out the Pinchi Mountain area.

Nice view from here.

And here.

And this is the view from the bottom of the mountain.... guess we'll have to climb it one day.



Indian Paintbrush

Maiden Hair Fern

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Canoeing Tsilcho Creek & Pinchi Lake

Another week, another Birthday.   Happy birthday Jorgen.  Thank you for inviting us on your birthday canoe trip.

All the canoes (and kayak) loaded up, ready to go.

Launching into Tsilcho creek.

Clearing the logs out of the way.

The Vinnedge family.

Follow the leader.

The paddling group in the creek.

Arriving at the lake.

A little cabin on an island.  A good place for lunch.

Irises on the island.

2 blue Hellmans

Another great day on the water.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Jen

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Jen! Happy Birthday to you!

Wandering around GoodSir Nature Park.

BBQ in Cottonwood Park

 Birthday Cake!

Vanilla with Oreo cake - made by Jess.  Decorated by Andrew.

Faces in the park.

Walk in the park.

We found the geocache.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tsilcho Falls

While we're living north of town, we should take time to explore what is around this way.

Tsilcho Falls is down the street from where we are currently living.

The kokanee run here.

A little product placement

Chilly waters

Monday, May 19, 2014

Canoeing Stuart River

A long weekend to start the summer.  What better way to celebrate than by canoeing 116 km downstream from our front doorstep with some friends, conquering an outstanding adventure.
We first attempted paddling the Stuart River a few years ago, but grossly underestimated the length of the trip.  This time we set out with tents, food, maps and more food. We put in on Stuart Lake, right across from the office, starting our adventure on a Friday evening.

The first set of rapids was near the start.  We all got a little wet from a pretty big standing wave and had to bail out.

It's an all right way to spend the long weekend :)

Rise and Shine.

Joss and Joe paddling down the river.

Lindsay and Mark paddling.

Km 37.....  or so

Eagle in a nest.

Lunch time.  Yum!

Some little hoodoos at our lunch spot.

Time to continue down the river.

Neat cliffs.

Wolf tracks at Saturday night's campsite...

A great day of paddling.  We're around 2/3 of the way there.

Joss is supervising while the boys set up camp.

Time for a little fishing.

And the food goes up a tree.

Day 3 and we're still smiling :)

The calm before the rapids

The Chun-Lac rapids.  They were pretty fun.  Not too big, but there were a lot of them.

At the confluence of the Stuart and the Nechako Rivers, there is a historic site - Chun-Lac.  This is the site of a Saik'uz native village. A few hundred years ago, another group massacred the villagers.  It was a bloody event.  The chief and some others returned to find a few people hiding in the nearby woods and the majority of their friends and family dead.   

Today you can see the dips in the land where the houses and the cache pits used to be.  It was a fairly large village in its time.

Caught a fish in the Nechako River :)

What a beautiful end to the weekend.

Almost there.

The paddling crew!