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Monday, July 18, 2005

Summer Alternative to Cat Skiing

Fly Fishing in BCWe're back in the saddle to report a good fishing trip. The trout fishing in central BC is in pretty good shape. The weather was lousy, but the fishing was excellent. The best ever! Water level was much higher than usual and many of the usual fords were too deep to cross in hip waders. We enjoyed a great fish camp with good company, great wine and many trout dinners. The only sad note was the Mountain Pine Beetle kill in the area. Many of the larger trees around our usual bush camp had been killed. However, none of the young trees have been affected, and the spruce in the area remains healthy.

Not much to report in wildlife sightings, except more deer than we've seen before. Field mice had a great time with a roll of toilet paper one night and the mosquitoes were particularly active. Also, the track to our campsite was muddier than we've ever encountered before. FWD was very helpfull and it was easy to "bottom out" the F150.

Stay tuned for more cat skiing news. We'll have more soon on expanded snowcat skiing at Chatter Creek.