Today was dedicated to XC Skiing with my wife and the dog. The dog and I did the 12 km track while my wife did the 7 km track on the fabulous East Branch crossing country skiing area in Tweedsmuir Park. Volunteers maintain 30 km of tracked trails through beautiful Chilcotin pine forests. It was a fine day for it, -3 C in the Bella Coola Valley and only - 6 C up top in the park. There is over a metre of snow base and good fast conditions. It's what makes Bella Coola special - that we have access to such 'interior' activities so close to a 'coastal' location.