Misadventures at Finger Lake

Misadventures at Finger Lake Wilderness Resort or how not to build a wilderness fishing resort
Misadventures at Finger Lake Wilderness Resort or how not to build a wilderness fishing resort

Misadventures at Finger Lake, BC

or how not to build a wilderness fishing resort

by Joan Coulter

Author Joan Coulter writes about her family’s adventures upon their purchase of the Finger Lake Wilderness Resort near Vanderhoof, BC (Kluskus Forest Service Road).

Finger Lake Wilderness Resort purchase

From the back cover, “A true account of a family’s desire to build a remote fly-in fishing resort in the wilderness.

With the purchase of a large tract of land, in 1968, near Finger Lake, south of Vanderhoof, B.C., the adventure begins.  With only a rough road into the area, it was a daunting challenge to travel in and out for the first few years.

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Unforeseen events caused things to go awry almost from the very beginning.

This is the story of 8 years of hard work, hardships and unforeseen happenings drastically changing their future plans.

Even with major setbacks, but with the aid of helpful townspeople, a variety of visiting guests and travelers – good times were had enjoying the great outdoor life.

One thing for certain, those years were never dull!”

Misadventures at Finger Lake Wilderness Resort or how not to build a wilderness fishing resort
Misadventures at Finger Lake Wilderness Resort

Excerpt, “We never made much money, just enough to survive on, it was a lot of hard work and it was not easy on our two children….. On the other hand, it was a very interesting way of life and never boring.”

“We never knew who was going to show up on our doorstep.  Besides our relatives and friends we had visits from the sawmill bosses, loggers, forestry workers, fishermen or hunters just wanting to know how to get to a certain lake, or local families just out for a drive.”

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