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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 8, 2010 - 04:18pm PT
Stephen Hume's column in Saturday's Vancouver Sun reported "Forecast not looking good for B.C.'s salmon stock this year". In 2009, only about 10% of the forecast sockeye salmon returns to the Fraser River occurred, and the fishery was closed. (The Fraser watershed is about 1/4 of B.C.'s area.) A judicial enquiry as to the causes is underway, but probably won't reveal anything more than the death of a thousand cuts. The federal department of fisheries and oceans has now forecast that the outlook for 2010 is worse than last year.

Important runs where below-average returns are already being forecast include: early Stuart, early summer runs to the Pitt River, late Stuart, Nechako, Quesnel, Birkenhead, Weaver, Somass, Nimpkish, the mainland mid-coast north of Vancouver Island, Babine Lake, Skeena, Nass, Alsek, Stikine and Taku.

http://www.vancouversun.com/Forecast+looking+good+salmon+stocks+this+year/2649458/story.html
bmacd

Trad climber
Beautiful, BC
Mar 8, 2010 - 06:15pm PT

Mt. Bute
Mt. Bute
Credit: bmacd
bmacd

Trad climber
Beautiful, BC
Mar 10, 2010 - 12:56pm PT
I am still sorting out tape and materials but did manage to push 3 minutes worth up to Utube from the trip Chief and I went on last weekend. My camera skills were very rusty ...

Bute Inlet - Flight To Homathko River Valley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEE7YdluD8o

What I am shooting is all geared towards my subscriber base on Utube so climbers may find it to be lame. Never the less, the more people who become aware of Bute and it's scheduled destruction, the better. I'll happily play my part however infinitesimal it may be.



The best Bute Inlet videos are by Jeremy Williams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd_tWrxY_rA&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQnaqv7l0CA

A 2 part must see series.
Chief

climber
Mar 10, 2010 - 06:57pm PT
Nice work Bruce, waiting for the next installment.

Jeremy William's videos are must sees, hat's off to him for standing up!
bmacd

Trad climber
Beautiful, BC
Mar 10, 2010 - 08:06pm PT
8 CPU's are currently rendering the 2nd instalment ....

Fly Fishing, helicopter flyovers and some of the best scenery in the world ....

You are going to love it Chief !!! - Man did we ever luck out with the weather !!!
Beazley

Trad climber
BC
Mar 11, 2010 - 11:49am PT
Nice video Bruce. Looking forward to seeing the rest. You guys were lucky with the weather. Just think you might still be stuck up there.
In today's Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/developers-delay-4-billion-bute-hydro-project/article1496990/
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 11, 2010 - 12:47pm PT
The headline in the business section of today's Vancouver paper: "Plutonic pulls Bute project from Clean Call"

When you read the fine print, it's not quite so clear. They say they're withdrawing the Bute project from consideration because of lack of transmission capacity, but are still pursuing two projects in the Toba River watershed. They in any case seem to be just putting the Bute project on hold; Plutonic Power's spokesperson says "Plutonic and GE Energy will now spend 12 to 18 months further developing the Bute project, including advancing permitting studies and acquiring environmental approvals."

As to what's really going on, that's another question. Plutonic must have known from the start about any transmission issues.

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Plutonic+pulls+Bute+project+from+Clean+Call/2670077/story.html
bmacd

Trad climber
Beautiful, BC
Mar 12, 2010 - 12:09am PT
Anders they have to let the shareholders down gently. It's all PR, or to be precise Investor Relations ...

Here is the second installment of the trip from last weekend. I like how it turned out

Bute Inlet BC - Homathko to Scar Creek
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiEWSj4afuE


this is a copy of a message I just sent to Chuck and Sharon at Homathko Camp.

Sharon,

I found my cell phone so no worries here. I think Perry and I are the only ones to have ever been to Scar creek with a high definition camcorder of that quality.

I have realized that all I have to do is post more HD video of the Homathko, and in fact I will paint the forestry and the regeneration going on there in a very positive light.

If you search the internet for video of Bute Inlet and the Homathko there are only ten or so videos of the area. 4 are HD and 2 of those high definition vids are mine. Both rank higher in a youtube search after 2 days than anyone else's stuff, if you search "Bute Inlet BC" from within Utube. All thanks to my subscriber base and viewership.

I dont need to risk anything or anyones livelihood by painting a negative picture. I don't even have to mention Plutonic. The videos speak for the vastness and beauty of your area on its own. My mission, which is clear to me now, is to merely propagate imagery of the area. That is enough I think.

Thanks again for the wonderful accommodations and I hope to see you both again this summer.

Regards,
Bruce

Even though my ratings and audience on youtube are far higher than FOBI, I really doubt they would want to be associated with the premise of my utube channel (bigfoot). But I can leverage that viewership to drive traffic and awareness to FOBI's cause.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Mar 17, 2010 - 07:20pm PT
Greg foodeater - still waiting for that john clarke tale. jeez man what are you waiting for - christmas?

Rapin and pillagin in Tobatraz
bmacd

Trad climber
Beautiful, BC
Mar 30, 2010 - 04:07pm PT
Here are some still images captured from the video I shot at Bute / Homathko. I am so regretting not taking a still camera on that trip. Capturing stills from video is very time consuming and the quality of the result sucks. Anyway here are the final images tweaked in Aperture 3, the colors are kinda off .... whatever.

Hard to beleive Perry and I spent only 2 nights there.

Google overview - click to enlarge
Mt. Waddington to Bute Inlet - the Homathko drainage.
Mt. Waddington to Bute Inlet - the Homathko drainage.
Credit: bmacd

Looking south from Homathko camp
Looking south from Homathko camp
Credit: bmacd
Again looking south from Homathko camp towards Bute Inlet - March 2010
Again looking south from Homathko camp towards Bute Inlet - March 2010
Credit: bmacd
Looking to the north from the dock at Homathko camp, up the Homathko r...
Looking to the north from the dock at Homathko camp, up the Homathko river
Credit: bmacd
View of the Homathko valley from near the Heakamie river bridge
View of the Homathko valley from near the Heakamie river bridge
Credit: bmacd
Frozen sandbar at Scar creek, on the Homathko
Frozen sandbar at Scar creek, on the Homathko
Credit: bmacd
Looking down Scar creek to the Homathko
Looking down Scar creek to the Homathko
Credit: bmacd
North of Homatko camp on the river
North of Homatko camp on the river
Credit: bmacd
Pinnacle Peak, above Scar Creek
Pinnacle Peak, above Scar Creek
Credit: bmacd
Perry casting for memories at Scar Creek.  He caught his quota
Perry casting for memories at Scar Creek. He caught his quota
Credit: bmacd
Perry casting the Homathko north of Scar creek
Perry casting the Homathko north of Scar creek
Credit: bmacd
Arriving at Homathko airstrip
Arriving at Homathko airstrip
Credit: bmacd
No sign of old growth Homathko forest in the valley anymore.  Can this...
No sign of old growth Homathko forest in the valley anymore. Can this place survive another hit of industrialization ?
Credit: bmacd
Drainage just north of the Jewaka river
Drainage just north of the Jewaka river
Credit: bmacd
Looking north to Scar creek area from above the Jewaka
Looking north to Scar creek area from above the Jewaka
Credit: bmacd
Heakamie river valley, south of Jewaka and a feeder to the Homathko
Heakamie river valley, south of Jewaka and a feeder to the Homathko
Credit: bmacd
Low water on the Homathko as viewed on our flight back from Scar Creek
Low water on the Homathko as viewed on our flight back from Scar Creek
Credit: bmacd
Homathko
Homathko
Credit: bmacd
Looking south down the Homathko river valley towards Bute Inlet
Looking south down the Homathko river valley towards Bute Inlet
Credit: bmacd
More Homathko salmon spawning grounds
More Homathko salmon spawning grounds
Credit: bmacd
Perry working the eddy on the Homathko at Scar Creek
Perry working the eddy on the Homathko at Scar Creek
Credit: bmacd
bmacd

Trad climber
Beautiful, BC
Apr 8, 2010 - 06:22pm PT
BC's legendary climber Rob Wood puts on a slideshow of climbing Waddington with Doug Scott and other adventures in Bute Inlet this friday night at the Brackendale Art Gallery - 7 pm. in Squamish. Rob made the 18th ascent of El Capitans Nose route

See you there
Chief

climber
Apr 8, 2010 - 06:57pm PT
Nice work Bruce.
See you Friday, will bring your gear.

PB
bmacd

climber
Relic Hominid
Jun 16, 2010 - 01:14pm PT
Exploring the Waddington Range - Thirty years of adventures - Don Serl

Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: VanDiusen Gardens- Floral Hall
Street: Oak Street & 37th Avenue
Town/City: Vancouver, BC

Don Serl, climber, mountaineer, author, will provide a brief review of 30 years of adventures in the Waddington Range. With dozens of trips and over two dozen first ascents, he has been a household word in the BC Coast Mountains for more than 25 years. Don has extensive climbing experience not only in BC and Canada but also the Himalayas and around the world. Don is the author of: "The Waddington Guide: Alpine Climbs in one of the World's Great Ranges" as well as "West Coast Ice: The Climber's Guide." Also, join us for our June Potluck. Bring a dish and share with friends.

Vancouver Section, Alpine Club of Canada
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