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Chilcotins - Spruce Lake

Aug. 18, 2014, 5:19 p.m.
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That should be 17 campers as the typical ride was 1-5 people and different groups did different things.

Even at camp generally 4-5 people were hanging out together and then folks would wander from one campsite to the other and mix things up.

The big group worked out way better than I had expected.:agree:

Aug. 19, 2014, 8:37 a.m.
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Just a speculative fiction. No cause for alarm.

Aug. 19, 2014, 9:04 a.m.
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The Chilcotins continue to impress.

Aug. 19, 2014, 4:34 p.m.
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Is this from your Taylor ride when we saw you on top of the Tyax van this past Monday? Nice to see you, BTW.

Aug. 19, 2014, 5:35 p.m.
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sure was. good to run into you all as well. how was the buffet?

Just a speculative fiction. No cause for alarm.

Aug. 19, 2014, 6:56 p.m.
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how was the buffet?

Excellent! We stuffed ourselves, with some of us (not me) having three full courses :)

Aug. 20, 2014, 6:12 a.m.
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Great photos thanks for posting…:rocker:

Sept. 3, 2014, 9:34 p.m.
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We keep going back. Fresh snow on the mountains this morning.

Saw five grizzlies in two days including this youngster about 100 ft away.

Sept. 9, 2014, 9:48 p.m.
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i've seen a couple of blog/photo posts of people riding in the chilcotins with dogs. i think its officially forbidden, or is that only for specifics area?

edit: bc parks page says dogs should not be taken into the park

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/south_chilcotin_mts/

that's kinda mushy…

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Sept. 10, 2014, 8:45 a.m.
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lots of riding outside the park though.

Sept. 10, 2014, 12:54 p.m.
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The "South Chilcotin Mountains Park" is a somewhat smaller than the old "Spruce Lake Protected Area" signs would indicate.

A lot of areas people think are in the park actually aren't as they weren't included when the protected areas was turned into a park are now called "Mining [HTML_REMOVED] Tourism Areas". (Great mix of uses…)

Sept. 10, 2014, 5:21 p.m.
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The interesting one is that hunting is allowed in the park.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/south_chilcotin_mts/#Hunting

Sept. 10, 2014, 7:09 p.m.
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Why is that so interesting??? Hunters and horse (I guess in those days it was the same thing) are one of the first users of that park. We should thank them for the trails.

The interesting one is that hunting is allowed in the park.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/south_chilcotin_mts/#Hunting

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Sept. 10, 2014, 9:52 p.m.
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Why is that so interesting???

well for one its interesting because a reason given that dogs shouldn't be in the park is "in consideration of wildlife"; what could be less considerate of something than shooting at it?

Hunters and horse (I guess in those days it was the same thing) are one of the first users of that park.

ahem

I'm gonna put the horse people fourth:

1. Game
2. Chilcotin First Nation people (if you head in to the Chilcotin from the Williams Lake side, you are likely to meet them)
3. Prospectors
4. People using horses for all sorts of purposes

We should thank them for the trails.

haha chatted with some horse packers when i there in the spring - they were saying that everyone should be thanking the mtb'ers for the trails! its all love

The "South Chilcotin Mountains Park" is a somewhat smaller than the old "Spruce Lake Protected Area" signs would indicate.

yeah, i had a closer look at the new maps and boundaries last night. i think the loops we're planning all at least cut through the park. still tempted to bring the hound

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Sept. 10, 2014, 10:18 p.m.
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The interesting one is that hunting is allowed in the park.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/south_chilcotin_mts/#Hunting

We ran into group hunting mountain goats when riding on the Thankgiving long weekend a few years ago.

This deer was hanging in one of the rec sites:

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