|Paul and Nowell|
Today we hiked out at Chinlac, which is just northeast of Vanderhoof. In 2005 we were hiking there and a big forest fire erupted while we were enjoying our lunch by the influx of the Stuart and Nechako Rivers. We were a bit scared about it, but I had faith in our experienced leaders.
|Gail H. was on the fateful 2005 hike|
|Gail H. having fun at Chinlac just before the fire erupted|
|Ok, time to leave!|
Down below is video that I took of some hikers trying to stamp out spot fires.
We decided to head down to the river and walk there. We seen water bombers flying by all of a sudden. I doubt they saw us on the ground. We walked 1 or so km around the fire and walked back up when it was safe to.
|One of many spot fires|
|Forest before the fire|
To be continued.....