Monday, June 25, 2012

Telegraph Creek

This was our cabin in Glenora....the end of the road down the Stikine River.
It is on a property owned by a couple who homesteaded here 40 years ago. They cleared the bush and built their house with wood from their trees. They leave the valley a few times a year to stock up on stuff . All the electricity is from solar panels and the heat is firewood. The water comes by gravity feed from the mountain behind them. They grow all their veges and trade these with the natives for Salmon.     

The garden is a lot of carrots and other stuff. Rick the owner goes out hunting and brings back Moose for the pantry. They have to be very careful of many black bear and big Grizzlies. 

This is the hot water system Rick has rigged up for the cabin.

The town of Telegraph Creek consists of the old town that is essentially falling apart and the new town where most of the Indian Band live. 
Many of the folk that have made this their home are end of the road types and once again religion soothes many of their souls.

At the top of the hill above town is an interesting graveyard with the best views in town. 

The old town of Telegraph Creek.

This carved bear head is on the other side of the white building in the picture above.

This was a very touching headstone. I'm sure the story behind this could be a novel.

The Coastal Mountains leading through the Great Bear Rainforest  down to Wrangell in Alaska and the sea.

A more recent grave.

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