The Chilcotin has been called BC’s last frontier, a tribute to the region’s vast open spaces and wild, spectacular landscape, much of which was moulded by the actions of volcanoes. This is a world of few roads, little industry and not many people, with an impressive diversity of wildlife including grizzly bears, big horn sheep and wild horses.
The past three season’s I’ve tried to make it up here but failed at every attempt; each thwarted for various reasons. Until now.
I received a last minute call from my good friend Scott a week prior with an offer to jump in a float plane and head out in to the wildness with 4 other riders.
Finally, it’s happening! We set off from North Vancouver Thursday evening for our 9am departure the next morning from Tyaughton Lake. It’s a 4 – 5hr drive along the Sea to Sky highway up to Pemberton and along the Hurley Pass past Gold Bridge and Bralorne to Tyax Lodge.
What follows, are some photo’s and video’s from our 9hr epic bike ride through the most stunning landscape I’ve ridden. A supremely satisfying day with a fantastic group of friends – Mike, Scott, Andrew and Steve.(more…)