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Forum: Conservation Corner   10-23-2012, 02:02 AM
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Posted By FrankB
You have not yet even had the courtesy to answer...

You have not yet even had the courtesy to answer this yet- are you prepared to use illegal means to achieve your ends? If so, would those illegal means include violence? Do I need to be worried?
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Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-22-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,046
Posted By FrankB
I came through Railroad Pass from Gold Bridge...

I came through Railroad Pass from Gold Bridge last Friday night (October 20), and it was snowing like crazy. Only a bit was sticking to the ground, though, so we had no problem making it through.
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Forum: Conservation Corner   10-22-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 61,250
Posted By FrankB
So at the risk of earning the wrath of some...

So at the risk of earning the wrath of some posting here, and of being accused of being a turncoat, secret agent of the oil companies, etc., I would like to comment on the Enbridge pipeline protest...
Forum: Conservation Corner   10-22-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 61,250
Posted By FrankB
And that's why I think, unless we take a...

And that's why I think, unless we take a radically different approach, we have totally lost the climate warming battle- too many countries are committed to maintaining or increasing their standard of...
Forum: Conservation Corner   10-20-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 61,250
Posted By FrankB
True- although I think total production of...

True- although I think total production of greenhouse gases is most important.

But for Canadians to change their standing as the worst per capita producers of greenhouse gases in the world, we...
Forum: Conservation Corner   10-20-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 61,250
Posted By FrankB
There is some uncertainty and volatility in...

There is some uncertainty and volatility in natural gas pricing, but it is important to focus on the big picture items:

1. the world needs energy, and the economic and social well being of a...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-18-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By FrankB
Obviously, you haven't bought your Whistler...

Obviously, you haven't bought your Whistler Season's Pass yet (unfortunately, you missed the early bird deadline).
Forum: British Columbia   10-18-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,475
Posted By FrankB
Yeh- I loved going up Goat Ridge in the days when...

Yeh- I loved going up Goat Ridge in the days when you could drive almost right to the base on the Shannon Creek logging roads.
Forum: British Columbia   10-18-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,475
Posted By FrankB
Does the Shannon Falls trail now take you to a...

Does the Shannon Falls trail now take you to a good viewpoint where you can actually look down Shannon Falls? Last time I was there, the trail kind of petered out in the bush, and all you could see...
Forum: British Columbia   10-16-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By FrankB
This brought back a happy childhood memory- as a...

This brought back a happy childhood memory- as a lad of about 5 or 6, I had hiked up to the top of Mt. Seymour with my father on a day similar to this, and had a similar beautiful view. As we sat...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-15-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,509
Posted By FrankB
Good on them. I was going to mention that- when...

Good on them. I was going to mention that- when it rains hard, we don't just worry about someone being hit by a debris flow or other mass wastage event, we also worry about them being stranded in...
Forum: Conservation Corner   10-15-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 857
Views: 61,250
Posted By FrankB
LNG plants, which liquify natural gas so that it...

LNG plants, which liquify natural gas so that it can be transported in either trucks or tankers, need very reliable, base load (available all the time) energy. Wind farms have less than a 30%...
Forum: Conservation Corner   10-15-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 857
Views: 61,250
Posted By FrankB
Any gas proposal could generate its own power...

Any gas proposal could generate its own power using a CCGT plant; they don't have to rely on power from B.C. Hydro. A CCGT plant would produce some greenhouse gases, but far less than a coal fired...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,509
Posted By FrankB
As far as I know, the geothermal leases on Mt....

As far as I know, the geothermal leases on Mt. Cayley lapsed, and have not yet been offered again to Companies by the Government.

The way it works is that a Company can propose to the Government...
Forum: Conservation Corner   10-14-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 61,250
Posted By FrankB
Thank you, Tricouni. You pretty well read my...

Thank you, Tricouni.

You pretty well read my mind on the issues- I have strong misgivings about the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline and tanker project because of four key issues:

1....
Forum: Conservation Corner   10-14-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 61,250
Posted By FrankB
When a "perception" is carried to a point where...

When a "perception" is carried to a point where it distorts the truth in order to besmirch someone's character, then it is a lie and is potentially libellous, or at the very least, it is unfair and...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,509
Posted By FrankB
There is definitely something to be said for this...

There is definitely something to be said for this approach.

Trouble is, snowmobilers can still access the Harrison Hut from the Pemberton Icecap, so the beer comes in anyway- and is chilled yet!...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,509
Posted By FrankB
This trail may eventually become obsolete if a...

This trail may eventually become obsolete if a new road is built into the Meager Creek valley- but that is probably at least 2-3 years away. The same thing happened with the first trail I ever...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,509
Posted By FrankB
No, that almost certainly wouldn't be a concern-...

No, that almost certainly wouldn't be a concern- neither of the two prime areas for geothermal exploration are anywhere near the two known hot springs (Meager and Pebble), and, geologically, it is...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,509
Posted By FrankB
What's wrong with geothermal power?? It is...

What's wrong with geothermal power?? It is renewable, carbon-free, base load energy; doesn't get much better!

I worked on the original project, and am convinced that there is a viable resource in...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,509
Posted By FrankB
No! This is the major untold story about Meager...

No! This is the major untold story about Meager and the 2010 landslide. A few years ago, Pierre Friele and myself completed a major hazards study of the Meager Creek valley for the Squamish Forest...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,509
Posted By FrankB
Bingo. That's what we're looking into.

Bingo. That's what we're looking into.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,509
Posted By FrankB
No. First, Meager Creek is considered a viable...

No. First, Meager Creek is considered a viable anadromous fish creek, so any major channel works would most likely not be allowed; we had enough trouble just getting approvals to rip-rap a short...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,509
Posted By FrankB
This is my no. 3 option described above- and...

This is my no. 3 option described above- and should work really well (although it's never potentially good until it's walked and assessed on a metre by metre basis by someone with considerable trail...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,509
Posted By FrankB
Aargh- with all this rain, I sure hope that...

Aargh- with all this rain, I sure hope that everyone stays safe! Anytime there's more than 25 mm of rain in a day, everyone in suspect terrain should be careful!
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