Thanks for sharing about Elaine Hamilton. She was a busy lady who always remembered everyone.
As for the trussel, I own accross the street from it! In behind there is stark creek, and along the coal slags is all kinds of wonderful garbage. Parts from an old logging truck, bottles. My neighbor said there was an old cabin back there once, but i haven't found it yet. A really nice bear too. At least I think he's nice. I rarely see him. And rats. they burrow into the coal slag and have tunnels. accidently dug a few up one winter! Started looking around and discovered lots of holes.
It's a pretty nice area. I have heard that there are petroglyphs around. The place I think i was told was to follow the rock face in from the bungy zone towards south wellington? Not sure if that is the spot though.
I was looking at Extension on Google Earth and wow where did all the trees go on the ridge behind the village!? It looks to have been almost clear cut. Am I right in this observation? The resolution for Nanaimo on Google Earth is pretty darn good these days. I hope I'm wrong.
Unfortunately, your eyes are not decieving you....all the second growth around Extension is pretty much gone, excepting a few hundred yards around the roadways so folks can't notice the harvesting. I walked up the top of the ridge the other day checking out a couple old coal mine pitheads, and was amazed at the size of the clearcuts...a hike up Mt. Benson would give you a good idea of just how much is gone....On the other hand, it does make for some interesting logging roads to bike and walk...
Where the pavement ends"
Here's Extension Ridge seen from Roberts Roost, a year or two ago (2005 or 2006).
Thass Ladysmith behind.
Thanks Al and Gerry. Here's one I took last year. Amazing difference in one year! Regards, David.
I would have to say that that appears to be the drum we used as a camp fireplace. If you found it in the general vicinity of the place we were discussing I would say you are bang on. Is there a little stream nearby? By the way, thanks. That's pretty cool.
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