The Mystery of the Anyox Snowmobile

Rob BryceGhost Towns of Northwest BC, UNBC Experiential Tourism Program0 Comments

The remnants of an old snowmibile - The rumors were true!

After arriving at Anyox and gazing up on the ridge and seeing the stacks rising high above the old historic town a rumored story unfolded.  It was said that a snowmobile lies in the bottom of the stack and and nobody knows if  this is true and if so how would it have gotten there.  The group was intrigued and determined to find out if this was true.  The first technique we used to solve this mystery was launching a drone with a camera to fly up and over the stack and record the view looking down into it.  This deployment of the drone was successful but the video footage was inconclusive.  Half of the group  then decided to hike up to the stack and check for ourselves.  Five of us made it up to the stack including both a 83 and 75 year old participants.  To our amazement there was an old mangled snowmachine lying in the base of the stack.  We next wondered how it could have possibly made it there.  It seemed to brushy to snowmachine up there and part of the legend was that a helicopter dropped in in through the top of the stack and that is why it was so mangled.  Maybe one day we will find out the real truth to the “Anyox Snowmachine”!!!

The Anyox  Stack on the hillside with the rumours of a snowmachine inside

The Anyox Stack on the hillside with the rumors of a snowmachine inside

Flying over the top of the Anyox stack proved inconclusive

Flying over the top of the Anyox stack proved inconclusive

Looking up the Anyox Stack

Looking up the Anyox Stack – Could a snowmobile fit through this opening?

Our intrepid group of investigators at the scene!

Our intrepid group of investigators at the scene!

The remnants of an old snowmibile - The rumors were true!

The remnants of an old snowmibile – The rumors were true!

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