We lucked out with some beautiful weather for a trip to the valley, late April, 20 degrees and no bugs. There is a new clearcut as you drive to the bridge after turning off from Glad Lake main its all getting closer and closer to the Falls and the 'Bite'. We started putting together a proper outhouse and had some time to hike and swim. Made these little boats with some kids from the driftwood in the river, a flake of Cedar, some twigs and a Salal leaf as a sail. They worked really well and we had quite a few sailing at one point. What makes the water there so green!
I would like to acknowledge that the Walbran Valley is unceded First Nations territory.
The summer of 2011 made it 20 years since the beginning of the direct action blockades to stop clear-cut logging in the valley. This blog helped organise the 20 year reunion, which was a great success and now I hope the blog will remain and grow as an archive of the on going struggle for its protection. And for it to also inspire you to go out and connect with nature. So please share your stories, photos, newspaper cuttings, poems, recollections, drawings, essays and any ideas for future reunions. you can post them as comments and i can put them on the blog or you can email me. firstname.lastname@example.org This blog archive is an open resource for anyone to use but please acknowledge your sources, thanks.