1362-Bell 2, BC

The road to the Yukon is very long so I decided to split it up. Eight hours one day, seven hours the next. I saw a little blip on the map and an ad for a lodge. I called made a reservation. I didn’t know at that time there was no town there and that my GPS couldn’t even find the place. It was on the highway in the middle of nowhere so I went for it. It turned out to be a major heliskiing location in Central British Columbia and during the summer few people were there. It was named Bell 2 because apparently fifty miles earlier I crossed a bridge over the Bell river. This lodge was at the second bridge that crossed the Bell river and you get it. The people were nice and the food turned out be very good. I slept in the crew building because it was cheaper. Room was a medium sale hotel room.

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These are some of the roads on the way to Bell 2.

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This is the Bell river flowing extremely fast.

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The bugs are big and they hit like a 70 mph BB gun pellet. They aim directly for your face shield and helmut camera. I quickly learned after loosing several hours of great pictures that a huge bug hit the lens of the camera and splatted out all of the video. I would stop very half hour or so and check the lens. This is one of those checks where I found a small splat. If you can get by the small screen splat there is some beautiful road to see,

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This is a huge splat on the lens. Oh well.

DSC_9859This is the lodge in the middle of nowhere.

DSC_9862No, I didn’t stay in one of the big-end cabins.

DSC_9863I stayed in the crew dormitory rooms.

DSC_9870Going to cross the Bell river.