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Aug. 8, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
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Re: 2017 South Chilcotin Trail Conditions Thread

Posted by: nortonwhis

Thanks for the reply!

Is that area closed due to the fires? I had look at my map and its hard to tell if its part of Big Creek Prov Park or something else.

(Sorry for all the questions, just don't want to be a dick and accidentally access closed areas up there)

Sorry about the delay in responding, was away for last week.

Big Creek Park is closed, but SCMP is open.

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

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

Tyaughton Creek is mostly in SCMP. I've been told Paradise Creek is in the "Mining and Tourism Area" outside of SCMP so it managed by BC Recreation Trails and Sites but they don't list the trail on their site.

There is an evacuation order on the Cariboo Regional District side, which includes Lone Valley & Prentice Lake (off the end of the Relay Road & Mud FSR) so that trail is closed.

The boundary between Big Creek and SCMP is also the boundary between the Cariboo Fire Center and Kamloops Fire Center.

I've seen varying reports of smoke in Bridge River Valley & SCMP, depends on weather/wind conditions, some days aren't bad.

July 31, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
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Re: 2017 South Chilcotin Trail Conditions Thread

Posted by: nortonwhis

@CraigH Have you spent anymore time up around Tyaughton Creek this year? Just wondering on its status up to castle pass would be.

Thanks for all the work you have been doing out there!

Lower Tyaughton Creek report:

https://www.trailforks.com/report/147858/

I've heard of second hand reports of people going though that 4km stretch from the cowboy camp intersection and to where we stopped clearing so it is possible to get through. Carry a folding saw though, trees coming down now are big.

We weren't able to finish it because of outside forces...

Paradise Creek report:

https://www.trailforks.com/report/155855/

July 27, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
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Re: 2017 South Chilcotin Trail Conditions Thread

I heard about the woman on the horse from someone else.

We went over Powell Pass last summer, it gets minimal traffic so virtually no maintenance. 

We were hoping to do Battlement, Iron & Grant this year but the park closure...

Warner is the only one left but just wondering what the blowdown is like on the Taskeo double track and on north side of Warner single track. Just wondering if anyone has been through there this year.

July 26, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
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Re: 2017 South Chilcotin Trail Conditions Thread

Taseko Lake

Anyone been to Taseko Lake this year?

How is the double track up the river?

Anyone been over any of the passes?

July 4, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
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Re: 2017 South Chilcotin Trail Conditions Thread

There are a few trail reports posted to Trailforks from people riding up there this weekend.

Hopefully more will be posted over the next day or two.

June 29, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
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Re: 2017 South Chilcotin Trail Conditions Thread

Tyax Adventures had posted on FB a couple of weeks ago that the main routes have been cleared. I'd imagine anything they used on their guided tours has been cleared.

We were up there mid-June and found that on the one of the lesser used trails we checked, the winter blow down was very heavy. Lots of big trees down. 217 trees over 3km, 3 of us spent 3 days working on it. Didn't even get half way to our objective. Carry a folding hand saw, you might need it.

March 31, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
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Big and Tall riders of NSMB, what frames/bikes are you riding?

Thanks for all the suggestions, I sent a link to this thread to my friend.

March 30, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

For sure lack of supply cause by Vancouver's natural geography is probably the first most important factor leading to expensive real estate - we have mountains to the north, water to the west, the US border not too far south, and then on top of that we have a bunch of waterways throughout all of the available land making it more difficult to travel from one area to another (i.e. bridges = bottlenecks).

Don't forget all the ALR land that can't be developed.

March 29, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Jennifer Fox: Goodbye Vancouver, you should go and love yourself
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2016/03/28/jennifer-fox-goodbye-vancouver-you-should-go-and-love-yourself/

March 29, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
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Big and Tall riders of NSMB, what frames/bikes are you riding?

my brother-in-law rides an XL santa cruz heckler that i found for him: he's 6'6", probably weighs between 225-250 lbs and rides pretty hard; despite it being unfashionably short in the reach department he finds the frame comfortable and hasn't managed to break it yet :)

Funny enough he is currently riding an old XL Heckler, but it is old school geometry and wheel size.

I was suggesting one of the Ventana frames as they make them in a 25" frame size with a 26.7" top tube.

March 29, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
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Big and Tall riders of NSMB, what frames/bikes are you riding?

A mtn biking friend of mine in Washington who happens to be 6'6" is looking for a new bike, but is finding that most manufacturers don't make XXL frames.
There are actually very few companies who make anything that big.
He is looking for modern geometry FS, likely a 29er.

I know there are a bunch of big and tall riders in Metro Van, what are you riding that stands up?

March 29, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
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Tiny houses, laws, permits, safety etc.. British Columbia

For areas not in a municipality, the regional district is the one that writes the rules about what you can build and where. Check with them.

March 18, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
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RestorFX?

ColdFX for cars?

March 17, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
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Electric Vehicle (EV) discussion thread

Anyone putting down the $1K US deposit on March 31st?

Tesla's big Model 3 reveal may feature a drivable version of the car
http://www.businessinsider.com/teslas-big-model-3-reveal-may-feature-a-drivable-version-of-the-car-2016-3?

March 17, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
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Reverb- Stuck

I heard there is a cold weather mod you can make so this issue doesn't happen. Does anybody have any details on this?

Borealis fat bikes (out of Alaska) has cold weather kits available for Bluto forks, there is a good chance they have a similar kit available for the Reverb although I don't see it listed on their page. (Their in house component brand is Turnagain Cycles.)

http://www.fatbike.com/shop25/catalog-listadv.cfm?cat_display=cp[HTML_REMOVED]storeid=5

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