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Got some pictures from a trip into the Southern Chilcotin's, BC
Fabulous weekend!!!!
Was quite WARM and very dry!!!
Trip was just 3 days long and about 90 kms total for the 3 days.
AND I hope I get to go next year already......can't wait!!! :D
(9 riders in our group, 2 of us are riding Turner's)
Why I posted here rather then some where else.


going up Taylor Pass


still going up Taylor pass


Top of Taylor pass..........


in the distance the pictures are not quite clear due to smoke from fires further North



Top of Windy Pass and will be decending down a very nice trail......... :D


Old cabin with a XCE hanging..........

Mike and his XCE......

Hummingbird Lake we rode to on the second day.


riding back to camp, ran into a Grizzley in around this area earlier in the day....


Riding down Gun Creek

Teflon Sharon no more..............lol

Gun Creek

Thats all folks
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Very nice!

what towns are nearby? where did you start riding from?

I was riding in BC last week as well, the Okanagan Valley area...38 deg Celcius(100 F)...We northerner's aren't used to that kind of heat :)
 

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Me Likey

Wow. Post of the week. There aren't many pics which make me close to desperate to ride a particular trail, but that did it. Very very cool.
 

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more South Chilcotin pix

Hey Primo,

Thanks for the pix. Here's some more of our weekend.

The south Chilcotins are about 100km (that's 60 Canadian miles, eh) north of Whistler BC. The trails and terrain aresimilar to Colorado's. Lower elevations are a mix of spruce pine and aspens. Passes and peaks are typically bald and windswept. The wildflowers can be amazing, although this year was disappointing due to lack of rain and excessively hot weather.

The trails were developed by horsepackers and cattle ranchers. Their rustic cabins dot the landscape. Access is from the Jewel Bridge trailhead on Gun Creek or by Taylor Creek via Tyax Lodge. We used the Tyax Air floatplane to fly our overnight gear into Spruce Lake and camped there for two nights as we explored the area. An awesome place to ride.

South Chilcotins is a provincial park currently threatened by logging and mining to 20 percent of it's area thanks to the present BC government.
 

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telebiker said:
Hey Primo,

Thanks for the pix. Here's some more of our weekend.

The south Chilcotins are about 100km (that's 60 Canadian miles, eh) north of Whistler BC. The trails and terrain aresimilar to Colorado's. Lower elevations are a mix of spruce pine and aspens. Passes and peaks are typically bald and windswept. The wildflowers can be amazing, although this year was disappointing due to lack of rain and excessively hot weather.

The trails were developed by horsepackers and cattle ranchers. Their rustic cabins dot the landscape. Access is from the Jewel Bridge trailhead on Gun Creek or by Taylor Creek via Tyax Lodge. We used the Tyax Air floatplane to fly our overnight gear into Spruce Lake and camped there for two nights as we explored the area. An awesome place to ride.

South Chilcotins is a provincial park currently threatened by logging and mining to 20 percent of it's area thanks to the present BC government.
It looks a lot like Colorado, but I don't know anything like that in Colorado. Anyone out there, please tell me there is this kind of stuff is near by! I want to go!
 

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roy harley said:
It looks a lot like Colorado, but I don't know anything like that in Colorado. Anyone out there, please tell me there is this kind of stuff is near by! I want to go!
Roy, I'm thinking Crested Butte 401 trail or Colorado Trail near Breck or even Kenosha Pass. South Chilcotins is similar to all of the above but with the sharper peaks of the San Juans in the distance rather than the rounder mid Rockies of Colorado.
 

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Just wanted to show off a great ride in Beautiful BC
Glad that those that looked enjoyed the pictures.
Thanks to Telebiker for the additional pictures!!!

Kevin :D
 

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Are you a tour guide?

telebiker said:
The trails were developed by horsepackers and cattle ranchers. Their rustic cabins dot the landscape. Access is from the Jewel Bridge trailhead on Gun Creek or by Taylor Creek via Tyax Lodge. We used the Tyax Air floatplane to fly our overnight gear into Spruce Lake and camped there for two nights as we explored the area. An awesome place to ride.

South Chilcotins is a provincial park currently threatened by logging and mining to 20 percent of it's area thanks to the present BC government.
Telebiker,

I went helicopter skiing with TLH 2 or 3 years ago and stayed at the Tyax lodge. When I was there I remember talking to someone about wanting to start guided mountainbiking tours. Are you that someone?
 

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Telebiker,

I went helicopter skiing with TLH 2 or 3 years ago and stayed at the Tyax lodge. When I was there I remember talking to someone about wanting to start guided mountainbiking tours. Are you that someone?

Nope, I'm just a guy who loves to ride singletrack in remote scenic wilderness and share it with others. If you are interestd, Chilcotin Holidays offers supported mountain bike trips in the area.
 

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Wow...

That's all I can think of to say. I haven't had the oportunity to ride anything like that before. Maybe once I've got my Burner built up I'll have to make concerted effort to at least make it out to the Rockies.

Thanks for posting, I needed a little more motivation to get my new ride done after the last was stolen.

happy trails...

squish
 

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Thanks to Dawgprimo for posting a link to this thread on the Western Canada board as I hadn't seen it before.

My wife & I rode into Spruce Lake up the Gun Creek trail last July. Amazing scenery and we plan to head back up there again this summer for more riding.
 

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Fantastic pictures. I've really got to get myself to North America one day. So far my experience of biking over there has consisted of cruising around New York's Central Park and the New Jersey waterfront on my Kona.

The riding in Korea is good but nowhere can you see scenic vistas like that.

Duncan
 

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Thought I'd add a photo to the thread from our trip.

My wife riding toward Spruce Lake on the Gun Creek trail.

 

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Looks like you had an incredible ride! Thanks for sharing!
 

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Awesome pics in what looks to be a gorgeous area to ride. Will have to put on my must ride list. Thanks for the shots......................peace.
 
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