BELLA COOLA, BC RIVER CABIN Jul 30, 2011 17:28:37 GMT
Post by cavecooker on Jul 30, 2011 17:28:37 GMT
Just in case any want to know location of my Bella Coola, BC River Cabin. The line is 3 miles long, and that's how far cabin is from Villiage of Bella Coola. North Grant Road, off Hwy 20, Dead Ends about 1,500 feet before south side of river, across from my cabin. We have to put in up river to reach the cabin, & most time put in at Walker Island. Glacier fed river current is too strong, I think, to reach cabin from directly across the river. No motors allowed on this Historically Listed river. All Pacific Salmon come up this river. Cabin has not electrical power, or running water, but we think we can add solar or water turbine for power, and artesian well water. Cabin is in Great Bear Rainforest, and it's bear country, so bear & wilderness rules apply. I take a Spot Messenger & pay for the rescue insurance. Do not know if local cell phone service works at cabin. Weather, wind and delay getting to or from cabin. No way out at night. The reainforest at cabin land is very dense. Nothing but wilderness on that side of the river, the north side. I carry a marine radio, but do not know if it would reach the Harbor there where the seasonal ferry- Queen of the Chilliwack, comes to dock. Only 3 way to Bella Coola, the seasonal ferry, airport runway 4,300 feet, and Hwy 20 over Heckman Pass called The Hill. I may be willing to share cabin but would need a signed waiver due to bears, wilderness, and what some stupid people do. Also not responsible for any cabin dangers such as liquid or propane devices, fires, and such. I only purchased the land (by bidding) to place my cabin there, but my guys who know the dangerous river, and take me, would like to serve other sport fisherman that may be interested. I'm not wanting any money, but know they would take better care of my land and property if they had more interest init. I live 3,000 miles away in north Louisiana. More info & maps on my FB Mike Rabb. I fear the bears there, and try not to make any mistakes. I also take bear spray, a Mossberg 590 twelve gauge pump shotgun with slugs, and a CZ550 .375 H&H Mag Rifle. I have to present a 909 Non-Resident Form at the Canadian Border when I go. I always drive in order to get all my gear there, which each year I leave more. I saw Land For Sale Ad and bid and got email notice I won on May 22, 2008. It's been an adventure every since then. I can put interested people in contact with my Nuxalk Indian friends who get me to the cabin in their skiffs. I trust them, but that's a personal thing. I believe Barry knows the river better than anyone, but I do not believe he has any guide license. He has worked for or with bcgrizzlytours.com owned by Leonard Ellis. I welcome any questions on anything, but again, I would need a signed waiver before I'd allow anyone else to go there.