If you want the background on how mountain bikers have been involved in the process, check out this old thread:
The South Chilcotin
Latest document from BC Parks about South Chilcotin Mountains Park, and other parks in the area:
As they move through the process, other documents will be posted here:
Awesome, thanks for the info, Craig. I generally think I do my research fairly well, but the extent of the debate and looming reforms for the area slipped completely under my radar as I'm definitely not as tied-in to online happenings as I should be. It's nice have someone provide the necessary information to make informed decisions when you inevitably miss something as important as this. As someone that's spent dozens of days there in the past few years, I understand both the allure of the region and how lucky I am to be close enough to access it regularly. For that reason, you can be assured that there was no malicious intent and, on the contrary, a desire to inspire riders to head further up to avoid user conflicts and ecological impacts (see other reply above).
Thanks also to the others for the input and keeping it civil, as I know how incensed we as a culture have a tendency to get. It's refreshing to see dialogue and not attacks.
Thanks for the link. I've pulled the video for the time being, as I feel that there is some dialogue I've missed on this topic. As someone that tries to stay, if not engaged (although I did take part in the public consultation process), at least cognisant of the issues of our sport, I'm definitely willing to pay attention when the community speaks up or new information comes to light.
FYI the embedded video still plays in the first post. Might be something to do with Vimeo's privacy settings.
There was a big uproar recently when Sherpas publicly released the Iceland segment from Ashes to Aggasiz which featured very cinematic scree dragging in what turned out to be contentious land. Lots of folks from Iceland were pissed as they have been fighting for mtn bike trail rights, video ended up being pulled while they "look into it".
oh boy. Do yourself a favour. If you enjoy the area educate yourself about the current regulatory climate and delete this video. Delete all your footage. Pretend you never ever shot or edited anything like this.
OP might want to take down some photos too especially ones with comments like this and enough tags that everyone and their dog can find them:
"This was definitely one of the most pivotal trips of my life: riding out there established a new context for what an epic day is, but also showed me the potential of going places where there are no trails or trails aren't needed."
Other arguments aside, tracks laid through scree are a huge eye sore in an otherwise pristine environment that make bikers look like total douchebags to all other users. Stick to the trails, please, and do not take the privilege of riding in the Chilcotins for granted. After living in the US for a few years I have experienced loss of access to a few of our best alpine/backcountry rides. You guys have it good up there, please don't fuck it up for everyone in pursuit of instagram glory!!!