Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer River?

June has been a strange month.  Mostly on the wet side, but a few of the weekends were nice and warm.  We've had many days of high humidity with thunderstorms and some lightning in the late afternoons.  June is never a month that can be relied on for good weather though.  Now the we are past the summer solstice, the pattern should become obvious soon after the long weekend on what the rest of the summer will bring.

The Bella Coola River should be well on it's way to the glacial summer flow, but it's still been influenced by a lot of snow melt and the thunderstorm activity in the headwaters and has been up and down quite a bit the last week.   Grizzly


  1. Welcome back, Grizzly. We've missed you.

    Geoff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

  2. Hello,

    I am planning a trip to Bella Coola in the next few weeks, so I am glad to have stumbled upon your great blog! Just wondering if you could tell me if the road to the giant cedars is still washed out? I also want to see as many pictographs and petroglyphs as I can while I am in the area, do you have any tips for finding these sites as I am planning on writing an ebook on pictographs (I will not reveal the exact locations due to the chance of vandalism). Thanks for your time.

    1. Hello. The road to the Big Cedar tree is not accessible. You can take a charter boat tour out to the site. There are several excellent groves of large old growth cedar that are easy to access in the valley, one is the Salloomt Nature trail, then there are others at the Walker Island Park. There is also a very large cedar tree at the airport parking lot, park and walk east 100 metres on a short trail from the parking lot.

      It is best to ask members of the Nuxalk Nation about the pictographs and petroglyphs, most of the pictographs are only accessible by boat along the inlet. I hope you enjoy your trip. Grizzly