Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nookliklonnik Ice Shelf

Nookliklonnik aka "Klonnik" Creek is a tributary creek to the Bella Coola River coming in from the south between Hagensborg and the Bella Coola Airport.  Last week during the Arctic Outflow like most of the tributary streams it was pretty much frozen with frazil ice and surface ice.  This week with temperatures hanging around 0 C things are freeing up and starting to run again. 

We had snow again last night in the Bella Coola Valley.  Depending where you live another +- 10 cm. Lower valley snow pack is less than 15 cm, while further east it quickly gets in the 35 to 40 cm range. Grizzly


  1. Oh, those snowy woods! I think, despite all its difficulties, the deep winter was my favourite time of year in the Valley. Up in Firvale, the snow would be more or less knee-deep about now.

    Your photo makes me homesick.

  2. I didn't notice until I enlarged your photo, but isn't that an eagle in the trees in the background?

    1. With the cold weather last week a lot of the overwintering eagles headed west to the coast, so there are fewer around this week, but there are still some in the area. I didn't notice if that was one in the tree. Grizzly