View Full Version : Dakota Creek , Port Mellon

08-18-2004, 01:07 PM
Great weekend... fabulous weather and a chance to go out!!!

looking west from the north side of Elphie... wild flowers are everywhere:

The top of the road looking north:

This is one of several spots that wash out regularly and block access from this side.:

Babe (lab)had a great swim and drink here on the way up... at the base of the falls she is off her feet swimming:

mill at Port Mellon from half way up:

This tree was left the last 2 times it was logged here as it is old growth and huge!:

Port Mellon mill (Howe Sound Pulp and Paper) and MacNab Creek on the left, booming grounds north side Gambier Island, and Anvil Island in distance on right and farthest shoreline is about Brittania Beach.:

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08-18-2004, 01:19 PM
very nice pics [3]

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08-18-2004, 01:19 PM
Great pictures !!

That reminds me of a camp I used to go to called Camp Elphinstone

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08-18-2004, 01:33 PM
Hey I went to Anvil Island camp years ago !

08-18-2004, 01:46 PM
Those are gorgeous pictures ; the pictures of port melon almost look like port alice .

Bitchin is good for the soul

08-18-2004, 02:09 PM
gorgeous country. glad i live here.

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the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing man he didn't exist.

08-18-2004, 02:11 PM
So where do you live, Halo? I'm in the Creek.

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08-18-2004, 02:13 PM
He lives with his Mom. [22]

"I'm not here to be helpful" http://www.funinbc.com/forum/uploaded/toddler/200481402759_wako.gif

"They say i've got A.D.D., but I don't think...Hey look, a nickel!"

08-18-2004, 02:18 PM
Kev... The road in the pics is about 5Km or so beyond Camp Elphie and goes up to the other side of the mountains peak. Dakota Bowl is the valley/plateau behind the peak. I haddn't been up this way for years due to a wash out but they have cleared it again. yeeehaaaaaa! It is beautiful country!

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wade and cleatus
08-18-2004, 02:36 PM
Nice pics, thanks for sharing![3]

It was tight the first 3 or 4 times
But after that i guarantee the insides were rearranged!

08-18-2004, 02:52 PM
mint pics, thankz

your mom has gold nipples

08-18-2004, 04:32 PM
can you get on that road form squamish? look like a great place to explore

08-18-2004, 07:14 PM
quote:Originally posted by factor

can you get on that road form squamish? look like a great place to explore

Thgeres been rumours of a road tying that area in ! Id like to do some more searching to find out !

It couldnt be to far to tie a road in if needed to !

08-18-2004, 08:59 PM
No. We heard that rumor on and off for twenty odd years here. Hydro checks its lines with helicopters cause there is no road. would be a nightmare to keep from sliding into Howe Sound every winter. Sorry. But there are lots of back roads to no where but beautiful to explore.

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08-19-2004, 04:19 AM
cool place!

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08-19-2004, 11:52 AM
spent a couple of months living at the camp at the mill,but i never got to go exploring.wish i did-that view looks a lot nicer than the one i had!

i dont need people to get me,i just need people to get out of my way

08-19-2004, 12:13 PM
Nice Pics[36]

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08-19-2004, 01:28 PM
great pics[3]

ya gots ta lick it befores ya stab it!
don't hate the player hate the game!

08-20-2004, 08:10 AM
Hey stranger... When were you in camp here, when they did the expansion?

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08-21-2004, 04:25 AM
ya,that would have been '91 or '92 i think-it was the first year of the molson indy,we stopped in and watched that on the way home.
camp and work were smelly and muddy,but the food was good.i like your vantage point on that mill much better,hope to make it to those trails sometime in the not too distant future-guided trip maybe?

i dont need people to get me,i just need people to get out of my way

08-21-2004, 07:43 AM
yah Iave bugged her about takeing the logging roads from Langdale to earls cove ,. She could atleast scout it out for us.



Iam here to be helpful,cuz todd is a raging homo

08-21-2004, 03:19 PM
Now that the house is coming along I can get out more... I have a kitchen with cabinets and everything 'cept a sink (this weekends project) I'll get back ta ya on it, Liz. The dakota creek road will get you most of the way to Sechelt. Trout Lake road will get you to the Mt. over the Garden bay turn off but I don't know if there is a connecting road to get you back down to the Highway without going all the way back to Trout Lake.

'91-2... I drove truck for Squamish Freightways then and delivered to all the companies on site as well as the mill... mud is right!!! The place was a mess. Of course it rains more in Port Mellon than the rest of the coast. Who did/do ya work for Stranger?

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08-21-2004, 06:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by Toddler

He lives with<h4>my</h4> Mom. [22]

fixed it for ya!

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08-21-2004, 07:41 PM
Pen is still here... it has new management and peelers. New guy and his son renovated so it is cleaner but I still don't think it is going to make it. We live 1/2 Km beyond it. Danroths operation is called Avalon Log Sort. Don't know your friend. We moved here in '81. Guess I shouldn't mention the peelers or Lizard will never make it to Mom's.

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08-22-2004, 07:13 AM
when i was there i worked for ridge sheet metal,we were doing the vent work in the new offices and shops.at least we had a realitively clean area to work in!

i dont need people to get me,i just need people to get out of my way

08-22-2004, 09:21 AM
Wicked country on the coast,spent my first 20 years there hated it then but going back now and visiting is nice lots of wheelin areas and fishing.Don't even need to catch any fish just the laid back style is awesome.Wicked pics as well.[3]

M Siebert