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SideHillSoup

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We went out on our Side X Side on Saturday in south eastern B.C. where we live. We got up to an elevation of 7000 ft and it was so cold we turned around and headed back down to lower elevations.
This morning a friend of mine who live in Fort Nelson sent me a message and said check the Hwy cams for Hwy 97 north.
I think Mother Nature is giving us a hint of what’s to co e very shortly.
This is what I found:
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You just keep it up there!

I am not done with Summer yet. [emoticon]


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That is why I moved to southern B.C. It was in the 30's Celsius, 90's for you southerners here yesterday. Why is 3 months of winter so much longer than 3 months of summer?

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romore wrote:

Why is 3 months of winter so much longer than 3 months of summer?

Yeah, that's a very good observation!
I used to live in Penticton. Love the climate there and want to retire back in the Okanogan.
Been in Calgary since late '13, I hear ya on the short summer thing.
15 years ago I used to travel all over northern BC and Alberta building sunrooms. I would always have the TT behind me to live. Fort Nelson in summer, nice in the day but had to run the furnace at night, even in the summer.


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Posted: 08/19/19 09:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SideHillSoup wrote:

We went out on our Side X Side on Saturday in south eastern B.C. where we live. We got up to an elevation of 7000 ft and it was so cold we turned around and headed back down to lower elevations.
This morning a friend of mine who live in Fort Nelson sent me a message and said check the Hwy cams for Hwy 97 north.
I think Mother Nature is giving us a hint of what’s to co e very shortly.
This is what I found:
[image]

BC Hwy Web Cam [emoticon]


Just saw some live video on the Weather Network of that summer snow event out your way. Pretty cool, eh? (literally?)
Still thinking about heading up there beginning of September for a week or two. I've driven in snow my entire life. No big deal, if you know what to expect, and take reasonable precautions, and treat the weather with respect, always.


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BobsYourUncle wrote:

romore wrote:

Why is 3 months of winter so much longer than 3 months of summer?

Yeah, that's a very good observation!
I used to live in Penticton. Love the climate there and want to retire back in the Okanogan.
Been in Calgary since late '13, I hear ya on the short summer thing.
15 years ago I used to travel all over northern BC and Alberta building sunrooms. I would always have the TT behind me to live. Fort Nelson in summer, nice in the day but had to run the furnace at night, even in the summer.


Penticton is just plain out and out glorious. Peaches are just coming on..it's 30c...5 craft breweries, a zillion vineyads..on and on....


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Ahhhhh Gary, I hear you loud and clear on that one!
I graduated in Pen-Hi, got married in Penticton, had my daughters in Penticton, owned a business there, on and on it goes.

I love Penticton, would give anything to be back there again.

All my best buddies still live in Penticton and Kelowna, they all want me back there.

Hope I can pull it off one day. The price of buying a home is prohibitive....

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

Ahhhhh Gary, I hear you loud and clear on that one!
I graduated in Pen-Hi, got married in Penticton, had my daughters in Penticton, owned a business there, on and on it goes.

I love Penticton, would give anything to be back there again.

All my best buddies still live in Penticton and Kelowna, they all want me back there.

Hope I can pull it off one day. The price of buying a home is prohibitive....


It is, and that's a fact. Even Keremos is stupid money. Next time you are out this way, I have a curb you can call home. Power n water.


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Thanks Gary, I appreciate that.
We were 2 weeks at Wrights Beach 2 summers ago. Loved every minute of it. We were at the top, overlooking Skaha with our big back window and recliners. Smoke was a shame though...

We missed the Island last summer when I knocked the engine out of the truck.

Next summer we are talking 3 weeks, half north of Campbell River and half in Penticton. Nothing set yet. If we do I'll look you up for sure. Thanks for the offer!
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