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    Zym
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    Jan 2007
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    Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    This might be a good hunt.

    "The most important crossing was farther north on the spirited Nooksack River (south of present-day Everson). Less than a half mile away was an important Nooksack village."

    "Nekiyéy, a settlement at Ten Mile Creek (near the present-day Meridian Middle School, south of Lynden on Ten Mile Road) was such a place, where the trail wandered through beaver ponds and heavy forests and crossed the creek... In 1827 the Hudson’s Bay Company built a trading fort at Langley on the Fraser River, opening up new opportunities for trade in the Coast Salish communities. The HBC may have set up a station at Nekiyéy for trade in beaver pelts."

    The article says it was used for a lot of settler commerce, and was traveled heavily after a gold rush on the Frasier River.

    http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm...m&file_id=7112

    In Google earth you can still see the remains of the trail. If we can find the remains of the old indian camp settlements it could get interesting. Anyone interested in trying to plan a hunt sometime in the future?

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    us
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    Re: Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    Sounds intriguing!

    I would be interested, however, I've been reassigned to Europe in March 2009 :/

    If you do go, post pics!
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    Re: Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    I am in Olympia and would be interested in a future hunt. My buddy of 50 years would be interested as well.

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    Re: Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    Willing to drive over the mountain for a hunt. Let me know when so I can make necessary arrangements.
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    Oct 2005
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    Re: Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    I would be interested.

    Paul
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    Re: Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    Ok, you can add my name to the hat
    happiness is a cold toilet seat in a public restroom

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2008
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    Re: Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    Sounds like a wild goose chase. I love a good goose hunt. Please put me on the list~

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    Zym
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    Re: Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    Quote Originally Posted by NWHunter61
    Sounds like a wild goose chase. I love a good goose hunt. Please put me on the list~
    My thoughts exactly.

    Well, were in the rainy season now, and it going to be getting cold that far north really fast, so this might be a better hunt for the spring/summer. I've only scratched the surface on the research, so hopefully between now and then we can nail down a specific area we want to hunt.

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    us
    Dec 2007
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    Re: Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    I will be back from Georgia in the spring. If I get back in time I would be more than interested.

    JuJu
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    us
    Apr 2006
    Bellevue, WA
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    Re: Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    I would also love to come! I usually hunt with JuJu, so when he gets back from his trip we can set up a time and have a big hunt!

    Let me know when it is, so then me and him can set a weekend aside.
    Anyone can make life interesting you just have to go out there and do things instead of sitting on your butt doing nothing. Second quote: Life is about trying new things not just standing around.

  11. #11

    Jun 2008
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    Re: Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    is this still a possibility? I'm around there and would love to learn how all this works


    equipped with dull mind and an el cheapo detector from christmas.... maybe if this hobby is for me I'll upgrade.

  12. #12

    Jun 2008
    5

    Re: Whatcom trail: Built in 1857 on an ancient indian trail

    I'll try again, I'm local and if someone wants to do this that knows what they're doing (I don't) I'd like to join in.

 

 

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