Bears and life on the coast

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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby 510Freak » 16 Nov 2009 18:43

jason wrote:Well, it's getting so that the back field is flooded again. Typical winter in Richmond. How you guys holding up there Mike? Lou?


Holding up pretty good here Jason.
Did do all the rain prep the first year we moved here(like I knew it would get this wet :shock: )
So far so good for the past couple years..

Hows the crawl space holding up Jason?I remember something about you have a pump etc from a few winters ago.


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Why is this thread under the club stuff? wasnt it in off topic? :?
I know I posted a couple weeks ago here but never really paid attention to where it was( I searched for it, :mrgreen: )
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby datzenmike » 16 Nov 2009 18:44

I'm more or less at sea level so no problem till the ice cap melts. Anywhere inland near creeks and rivers will be interesting. I've been here only 17 years but nothing like this. I heard over 600 cu meters per second of water flow. Usually this happens in the spring with the snow melt. Hydro dumps water during the winter to lower the lake to make room for the melt water. I should know more to-morrow at work.

Well they got wet biking home. Good now.
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby 510Freak » 16 Nov 2009 18:50

datzenmike wrote:I'm more or less at sea level so no problem till the ice cap melts. Anywhere inland near creeks and rivers will be interesting. I've been here only 17 years but nothing like this. I heard over 600 cu meters per second of water flow. Usually this happens in the spring with the snow melt. Hydro dumps water during the winter to lower the lake to make room for the melt water. I should know more to-morrow at work.

Well they got wet biking home. Good now.


It will prove interesting for sure!
If the freezing level gets higher,Then get the snow melt(like they predicted but did not happen,Good thing)Could be a bit of a mess for sure(more so than it already is)
What kind of accumilation did Courteney get?
We had 104 mm (sundays total rainfall)

Good thing only on the ride home for the feet Mike..
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby jason » 16 Nov 2009 19:38

So far, so good Lou, I have a couple of pumps down there for when the spring flood season hits. Barely keeps the water out when we've had a whole winter of saturation. Ground's pretty good so far, I can still see Cam's car out back as it hasn't sank into the mud yet :lol: !

Mike, at least your above sea level 8) !
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby datzenmike » 16 Nov 2009 19:44

Oh Nooos. Just remembered I have to spend tomorrow morning at the Cumberland sewage lagoons. I have to measure the depths in about 5 places in 2 lagoons by boat. Long cloth tape measure with a weight on the end. What a crap job that will be.
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby jason » 16 Nov 2009 20:00

Say Mike, you sure you're not the Mike "Dirty Jobs" :twisted: ?
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby 510Freak » 19 Nov 2009 21:14

Boo!!
Here we have had 390 mm rain this month so far :shock:
As compared to 155 mm rain same time frame last year
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby bertvorgon » 17 May 2011 06:50

I remembered this post from awhile ago. The bears are coming out now, time to be careful in the mountains. With the snow level so low, and not likely going to leave for awhile yet, the bears are going to down low looking for food.

Matt had a bear come slushing down the hill right in front of him last week, up at Elfin Lakes, in the snow.

Then, yesterday, my brother sends me these pictures from his front lawn. He has this major problem every year, with his barbecue occasionally getting thrown off the porch.
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby bertvorgon » 17 May 2011 06:53

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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby 510Freak » 19 May 2011 16:19

Those pictures are awesome Keith , Thanks for posting them(and your brother too)
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby bertvorgon » 19 May 2011 17:24

http://mattlaw.ca/?cat=16

take a look at Matt's site, he has his bear in the mist picture there, plus a few other tales..ice racing the 510's, etc.
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby datzenmike » 19 May 2011 20:47

Spring is here. This is my.... can you name it?

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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby 510Freak » 20 May 2011 10:57

bertvorgon wrote:http://mattlaw.ca/?cat=16

take a look at Matt's site, he has his bear in the mist picture there, plus a few other tales..ice racing the 510's, etc.



Wow!
Matt sure does some excellent photography Keith.
Kudos to him..
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby 510Freak » 20 May 2011 10:58

datzenmike wrote:Spring is here. This is my.... can you name it?

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Plant :lol: :twisted:
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Re: Bears and life on the coast

Postby datzenmike » 20 May 2011 13:38

It's a Jack-in-the-Pulpit and this is the second year it has come up. Last year it formed berries and this year there is a small seedling in the same pot. I brought it home with me from Ontario. Anyway it's not something you would likely see this side of Minnesota/Ontario.
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