Northern B.C. Glacier Ice Cave
We stopped in front of this cave to take a group photo and random rocks and stones kept falling on us as they melted and loosened from the ice
The Rabbit Hole: a 7ft drop into the entrance of our 600m glacier cave
I am so god damn lucky. We have an incredible group of people up at our camp and we are never bored exploring this stunning landscape. The sun was out tonight and we rode a brand new fleet of off road vehicles to the bottom of the glacier where we went in a 600m ice cave tunnel.
Our camp avalanche tech’s scoped out the cave so we knew it was safe when we jumped through the 0.5meter diameter rabbit hole that slides about 8 feet into it. I immediately stepped into a puddle past my knee that seemed like it could have gone on for forever.
We did a lot of hiking and scaling rocky cliff faces to get there and as nerdy as it sounds, it was a pretty cool team-building thing. Everyone was falling and holding hands as we navigated through areas where every step triggered a mini rockslide.
The other night we played board games until midnight with a dozen people and this afternoon I had a cozy nap with Beth and Andrea while watching The New Girl. We played football and shaved mohawks another night.
The five-star food and rent free living here also has its appeal. I have been in this camp for 3 seasons and we still find different places to watch the sunset from and realize how absolutely charmed we are to be here.
I am missing out on 30-35 degree Okanagan and Vancouver weather, but summer fever has come north to our camp. We have been keeping busy with another round of the Redneck Games and I’ve been adventuring with some incredible people and I have been finding time to work on making my knives. There’s always something to do up here and today we saw a grizzly bear.
We also have to work 10-12 hour days 7 days a week, but we make it balance.
This isn’t the grizzly bear we saw today in camp, but one from the tour in the Khutzeymateen 2 weeks ago
I met a professional travel blogger. Sitting across from me with his GoPro camera and a beer I thought “My god, it’s the male version of me except he’s getting paid.”
After swapping stories, Rob from Stop Having a Boring Life inspired me that it’s a pretty attainable goal. There’s a Travel Blog convention (TBEX) where companies like Expedia or the British Columbia Tourism Board go to pick up bloggers. He said it’s more about your personality than anything.
Hesitantly, I asked if I were cool enough. There was outstanding support from the table, but that could have just been because I French braided my hair that day. It drives people wild.
Anyways, check out this video I made from the Grizzly Bear sanctuary in the Khutzeymateen:
Fishin’ in the Khutzeteen
Prince Rupert showed us the only sunny day this season. At lunch our friends were literally counting the hours it had been sunny earlier this season “there were those 2-3 hours last week…”
We took a float plane out to the Khutzeymateen. I won’t even tell you about the bears yet, this post is about the 72 pound halibut we killed while sippin’ wine on the dock. Okay, I was the only one drinking wine, but we killed a damn big fish.
Photos of grizzly bears are to come.
So sad, but so exciting
72 pound halibut
Sometimes everything is too much to put into words, even for a dramatist.
Kidnapped out to the glacier
Party bus en route to our helicopter
Fishin’ in Terrace
She finally found her way home to the Okanagan