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bush_pilot
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 10:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Ed
You are right on so many counts, black spruce maybe jack pine. Thats Hwy 101 in the pic. you can also see the reforistation that has gone on. This practice doesn't make me as upset as some readers, this is exactly what they do in Georgia and northern Florida. I would much rather see them do this than clear cut the whole area all at once like they do in so many other provinces. I have a great story about Vancouver Island I can tell when I have more time (and if anyone is interested). Just glad that this isn't going on in Temagami, your right, much too rugged. I like your idea about abandoned farms, there are a lot in the Ottawa Valley alone. I believe hemp would be an even better choice than aspen, too bad the US gov't is so paranoid.
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paul_hammersten
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Post Number: 36
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 11:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

bush_pilot

Tell the Vancouver Island story when you have time.

We saw alot of clear cuts when traveling the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Glacier Bay last May.

Took some photos - but still haven't mastered the photo option for the board.

Best

Paul
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blackfox_dave
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 3:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

come on tell us a story...... bush_pilot.........please....
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bush_pilot
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Post Number: 26
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Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 11:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

In 1992 I took a job on Vancouver Island, out of Victoria doing helicopter medivacs. One of my first trips was to the west coast of the island for an injured hiker who was doing the faimed west coast trail. On the flight across the island I mentioned to the other pilot, a west coast veteran, that I had always wanted to do the hike as it is apparently one of the worlds great hiking trails. When we arrived at the patient she was not seriously injured, just a badly twisted ankle. She was upset that she couldn't finish the hike so my co-pilot suggested we fly the coast back to Victoria so that she and I could at least see the scenery from the air. To this day it is one of my most memorable flights. The west coast of Van. Island must surely be one of the most impressive wild coasts in the world. We flew very low and saw sea lions, seals, bald eagles, gorgeous beaches, towering douglas firs, water falls and the Pacific Ocean was blue and calm on a perfect September day. The problem - if you cast your eyes up from shore about 400 meters all you could see was clear cut mountainside right to the tops of the hills. Hikers on the northern part of the trail have no idea that they are hiking a ribbon of "wilderness" along the coast. Thank God the environmentalists where able to save the lower section around ???? Sound. The memory of that gorgeous flight is still marred by the sight of those ravaged hills.

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blackfox_dave
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 3:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks for the post bush_pilot. They just left a skyline then...Just hope to God this do's not happen in Temagami....

ps.. Have you been up in a Robinson 22 just got 2hrs flying lessons for my Bithday next month..had 1hr last year..was fun to fly the T-Bar Cyclic was a little mad...do you fly fixed wing....aircraft

Blackfox
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bush_pilot
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Post Number: 36
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Monday, May 3, 2004 - 10:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Dave
I sent you an email on your private address about a week ago and it just came back undelivered? I have 0.5 in the Robby that was enough for me, I currently fly a Sikorsky 76, great IFR machine but under-powered and a challenge at times to land in the bush since it is on wheels, the North Sea boys would be amazed at where we do manage to land though, we have lots of dents on the belly as trophies. Haven't flown a fixed wing since Lakelands Beaver in '87, still the best summer of my life. One of the joys was all the canoeist we flew, I loved talking to them about their trips. Also canoeist are very conscious of weight, just like pilots.



(Message edited by Bush Pilot on May 3, 2004)
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blackfox_dave
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, May 6, 2004 - 2:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi bush pilot sorry been away...the email has been playing up it sould work now with a bit of luck...
Got the bank loan to carry on with the flying training.. will train in France for 96 euros a hour quit a saving over the uk price of 110 stg a hour..and will fly a Robin
DR 400-140..so hopfull to get back to Canada with my
JAA-PLL would this be ok to fly Canoeist around..
Talking about weight Im constantly try to get my kit down all the time..
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bush_pilot
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Post Number: 48
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 9:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Ed, Brian,
Here is a recent photo of the clear cut that is just north of Lady Ev. Lake.
Ed sorry about the noise the aircraft makes, keep in mind that the person we are carrying is having a much worse day than you.
image/tiff
Image02.tif (2.1 k)
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ed
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Post Number: 114
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 7:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Bush Pilot:
I didn't actually mind the noise. I was more surprised to see that you were up and about at such an early hour.
Also when you have not seen anyone for 2 to 3 weeks out there, it's good to know that there are others nearby, for a short while, even if you don't get to see them.

You have given some of us old guys a challenge. It will take a while to figure out how to open up that .tif file and look at the picture you provided.

Regards,
Ed.
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bush_pilot
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Post Number: 49
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 11:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Ed
Sorry about the picture all this computer stuff is pretty much Greek to me too. If I get some time I'll try again to post this again.
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terry
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Post Number: 20
Registered: 04-2004


Posted on Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 5:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi, bush_pilot. I think you just posted a 'thumbnail' (small sample) of the photo you meant to post. It's just 2.1k in size, not large enough to be a clear photo.

Once you do find the right one, see if you photo software can do a Save As to the standard 'JPEG' or 'JPG' file type. That'll help out the non-techies, since all web browsers can open them.

If you want to send the file to me at terrynew@sympatico.ca, I can do the conversion and post it.
...Terry
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brian
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Post Number: 260
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Monday, August 30, 2004 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

bush_pilot, you can only post in the GIF or JPG formats. You will have to convert it from the TIF format before posting.
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bush_pilot
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Post Number: 50
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Thursday, September 2, 2004 - 7:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

This isn't the best picture but it gives you some idea of the size of this clear cut. It is the largest in the area.{

(Message edited by Bush Pilot on September 2, 2004)

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