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Aug. 19, 2015, 10:06 a.m.
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Southern Chilcotin (2015)

..the prospect of doing a self-supported multi day sounds very cool indeed.

Yes, it is

July 21, 2015, 2:10 p.m.
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Southern Chilcotin (2015)

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)

June 25, 2015, 9:51 a.m.
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What Bike For......Bella Coola?

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).

April 28, 2015, 2:01 p.m.
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Homebrew

Thanks for the sample last night. Good stuff.

I need to give you a container to bring home ;)

April 17, 2015, 8:46 a.m.
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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

Need?
…I'm conservative on what kind of terrain I'll take it into…

Except for that time when I suggested we drive up to Mount Richardson on the SSC ;-)

Sept. 8, 2014, 1:53 p.m.
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South Chilcotins 2014

Too bad the hot tub in the spa is closed for maintenance :(

And the espresso machine is out for repair. What is this world coming to?

Sept. 3, 2014, 9:34 p.m.
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Chilcotins - Spruce Lake

We keep going back. Fresh snow on the mountains this morning.

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

Aug. 19, 2014, 6:56 p.m.
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Chilcotins - Spruce Lake

how was the buffet?

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

Aug. 19, 2014, 4:34 p.m.
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Chilcotins - Spruce Lake

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, 11:09 a.m.
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South Chilcotins 2014

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 :|

Aug. 19, 2014, 9:04 a.m.
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Chilcotins - Spruce Lake

The Chilcotins continue to impress.

July 24, 2014, 9:16 a.m.
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Chilcotins - Spruce Lake

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?

July 1, 2014, 10:12 p.m.
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Chilcotins - Spruce Lake

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.

June 16, 2014, 10:51 a.m.
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Chilcotins - Spruce Lake

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.

June 9, 2014, 8:23 p.m.
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Chilcotins - Spruce Lake

The Hurley is open as of today (June 9)! The grader made it to the summit from the Goldbridge end: http://isurvivedthehurley.com/

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