Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Gulch

A gulch is a deep V-shaped valley formed by erosion. It may contain a small stream or dry creek bed and is usually larger in size than a gully. Occasionally, sudden intense rainfall may produce flash floods in the area of the gulch. Wikipedia
Sometimes the Bella Coola Valley is lovingly referred to by the locals as "The Gulch".  It's not being used in the derogatory sense, it just happens to be a reasonably good description of the land form we live in.  While our valley is more of a U-shaped valley and the small stream  represented by the Bella Coola River never goes dry, we all understand what 'sudden intense rainfalls' can do around here.

Anyway don't be alarmed when you hear us referred to as "down in the gulch" - it's not a slum.

Well the February weather has just been a continuation of the January weather, except a bit warmer, longer days and warmer sun.  It's quite an impressive stretch.  Hard to argue with a high of 10 C and sunny skies in the afternoon today.  Grizzly

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