59 2' N 120 30' W
I'm in the middle of nowhere, again.
COUNTRY AND REGION
North-Eastern British Colombia in Canada. Exactly 40.8km east of Kotcho Lake to be precise.
NATURE OF THE TERRAIN
I'm standing on the side of a mountain admiring a view of beautiful boreal forest with mineral-rich rocks containing silver and gold. Some of the trees look a bit ropy due to acid rain originating from the US.
Being torn apart by an unfriendly sasquatch or contracting cabin fever from spending a winter with Grizzly Adams in his hut.
Linguistic skills akin to Doctor Doolittle's would serve you best in these remote parts. But if you're lucky you may stumble across a logger or a native American Indian. Sadly, in either instance American-English would probably do.
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER
Golf-loving Jean Chretien.
LIKELY WEATHER CONDITIONS
In winter, being just east of the Rocky Mountains, there's heaps of snow and it's really freezing. The summer months are perfect for breeding mosquitoes and sunstroke. But this isn't summer.
REASONS FOR HANGING AROUND
The "Great Outdoors" doesn't get any better than this wilderness; so there's a natural inclination towards biking, trekking and skiing in the mountains, canoeing and fishing the rivers, and driving 4WD jeeps over the remaining bits.
GETTING THE HELL OUT OF THERE
Spend a couple of days on a floating pine log down the river to Lake Hay in Alberta. Cling to the log as it is hauled out of the water and strapped to a truck bound for the city of Edmonton. Let go before you arrive at the pulp mill and thumb a lift to the airport.Reuse content