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Comox Lake – Over the dam

Clouds over the forebay area of BC Hydro’s Comox Lake impoundment dam

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Comox Lake 131.996 m ASL

I’ve shot images of the changing water levels at Comox Lake over the years that I have lived here since moving from Ontario. Sometimes there is too much water and the Comox Lake Dam spillway is in operation, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Strathcona Generating Station

BC Hydro’s 65 MW Strathcona Generating Station below the Strathcona dam

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Strathcona dam spillway

The Strathcona dam spillway

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The road less travelled – Jim Mitchell Lake

The road to Jim Mitchell Lake Bedwell Lake in Strathcona Provincial Park is a very popular 12 km day hike – it was so popular during the last week of August that we decided to venture past the Bedwell trailhead … Continue reading

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Nystar Mine – core samples

You may have noticed the rows of sheds if you’ve driven  through Stratchona Provincial Park on your way to the Myra Falls trailhead. They contain carefully labeled boxes full of rock core samples from with the mines in the Nystar … Continue reading

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Strathcona – Nystar Mine

The Nystar Mine in Strathcona Provincial Park I’m not against mining as long as it is conducted in a responsible manner that protects nature – sadly the track record within British Columbia is dismal and there have been some notable … Continue reading

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Buttle Lake time lapse videos

A nice clear day at Buttle Lake in Strathcona Provincial Park – pretty, but totally frustrating as I wanted to shoot time lapse videos of clouds over the lake and there were no clouds for three days of camping. While … Continue reading

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Comox Lake – A wet fall day

A rather wet fall day at Comox Lake

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Comox Lake – a history of logging

When you get past the campground outside of Cumberland, you start to get a sense of the history of Comox Lake, and the importance of forestry (logging) in the Comox Valley…

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