..the prospect of doing a self-supported multi day sounds very cool indeed.
Yes, it is
About a year ago someone posted a multi-day trip report where they used Tyax's Skycamp cabin as part of their trip so they had to ride there and/or back. Would take some searching to find the report unless someone remembers the one I'm talking about?
I do :)
Video of that trip: https://vimeo.com/103857983 (Crystal Lake/Skycamp at ~ 1:45)
Pics from their trip: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12898104@N08/sets/72157646098788598/
(Sky Camp pics: 8128 to 8206)
As you head along Hwy 20, stop at Farwell Canyon and check out the sand dune and river views. It's a short rolling trail with one deepish gully to cross (the black speck above the gully in the centre of the photo is our van in the parking area for the dune trail).
There are two new debris flows on the Upper Paradise creek trail (above the huge old Cardtable debris flow from ~2006)…one is about 10 feet across, the other is about 50 feet across. Both are still liquid so challenging to cross.
The shorter one - temporary wood bridge saved us from muddy legs
The bigger one - CraigH sunk up to his knees :|
Just got back from a week of MTB touring in the Chilcotins. Fun and very challenging trip.
Great trip and photos! Makes me more stoked for my next couple of trips up there.
That's an interesting bag that sits along the top tube (pic #8434). What do you keep in there and where did you get that?
one thing i'd like advice/crowdsoured feedback on: would i be nuts not to take a "warm" (i.e. down) layer for a 4 day self supporting/camping trip? forecast is calling for lows around 7* but in the mountains all bets are off i figure
I did a 2nt/3day self supported bike camp trip in the South Chilcotins 2.5 weeks ago and was happy to have my down jacket with me at night and early morning (it doubled as a pillow too). CraigH packed his down jkt but never used it (he's more hot blooded than me :) . What works for one person may not work for another. Think layers, for warmth and to keep dry.
wow it looks pretty buff, are they dumbing down the hurley????
No. As of this past weekend (Jun 14/15), the top section is good driving but the rest is still really bumpy. The Pemberton side to the Squamish Forest District sign (close to Tenquille Lake turn off) has not been graded and the Goldbridge end is wash-boarded.