Category Archives: Forbidden Plateau

The rain shadow?

It was raining on Mt Washington and Forbidden Plateau, but not at Goose Spit in Comox – this is a condition that is similar to but not the same as a rain shadow. A rain shadow is a dry area … Continue reading

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Forbidden Plateau

The remains of the Wood Mountain ski park lodge Record snow falls during the 1998/99 La Niña storm cycle broke records across coastal BC. There was so much snow at Forbidden Plateau that the Wood Mountain lodge collapsed,  ending the … Continue reading

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A December day

A typical December day for me – snow on the mountains, sailboats on the water and I’m walking around in a fleece jacket that is not zipped up. looking east, across Comox Estuary toward Forbidden Plateau   Comox Lake from … Continue reading

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Forbidden Plateau – Dry and red

Forbidden Plateau has always been a bit of a mystery to me so I took a little trip up to poke about, and then later poked about to find out what I could about the name. Legend has it that … Continue reading

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