Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Weekend Cutthroat Weather

A spectacular Easter Sunday weekend and happy Easter to my blog readers.  It was a great weekend of fine weather.  The Bella Coola River is gin clear with lots of salmon fry moving downstream , making cutthroat and Dolly Varden trout happy.  I spent a bit of time on the river with my daughter who was home for the weekend and we had some great trout moments.

With a high temperature of 21 C, I have to admit we had to sit in the shade for awhile in the afternoon, which seemed a bit odd for March 31st. Grizzly

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

16 C and Mosquitoes

A spectacular spring day in the Bella Coola Valley today, with no wind and clear skies and some real  warmth.  The Bella Coola River and it's tributaries are all very low, reaching the lowest point of the year before the snow melt starts.  The down side with 16C weather is that it brought out hordes of those early big dumb mosquitoes!  Grizzly

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fresh Snow and Sun

It's been another mixed week of weather, with a few cold wet days.  Not this morning though, the valley had a nice one inch or less dusting of spring snow which melted off by noon and the sun came out and we had some spectacular classic Bella Coola views of the fresh snow on the mountains. Grizzly

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cup Fungus

There was just enough rain in the Bella Coola Valley this weekend to keep this cup fungus half full.  It was actually a fairly typical blustery March weekend, with a complete mix of sunny periods, rain squalls and even a couple of snow flakes in our area.  Grizzly

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wet Week

The week started out not too bad, the Bella Coola River was low and gin clear, but by today the heavy rain and warmer temperatures we had the last two days have caused some higher water and colour in the Bella Coola River.  The freezing level has been much higher as well, with lots of avalanches rumbling in the background.  Grizzly

Friday, March 8, 2013

Mountains and Fields

A picture perfect March day in the Bella Coola Valley.  Its been a nice week, we started with a bit of outflow winds earlier in the week, but never had the bitter cold temperatures with it, just above freezing.  The week got progressively better until today with the beautiful skies and 12 C high temperature.  Grizzly

Sunday, March 3, 2013


 It's been a week of up and down weather in the Bella Coola Valley.  The big rain storm that passed mostly south out us, didn't miss us entirely.  Down in the Bella Coola Valley things were just on the edge of freezing enough of the time that most of the precipation either came as rain or wet snow that has melted in the last few days.  At higher elevations it was a different story. It all came down as snow, and what was an enemic snow pack to the east of us along Heckman Pass and Tweedsmuir Park higher elevations now has a respectable snowpack of well over 4'.  There was nearly 3' of new snow this week in the alpine areas.  Cross country ski racers running the 28th annual Tweedsmuir Ski Club cross country race had to fight to get the course in shape, but by all accounts the race was great and with a turnout of over 70 racers a big success.  Grizzly