Breaking news from Prince George…long-time Caledonia Ramblers leader, trail builder extraordinaire, and FMCBC rep (and champion), Dave King was interviewed on the ‘Crazy Damn Canadians’ podcast series. It is available via most podcast services and on YouTube at: https://bit.ly/DaveKingPodcast Here's Dave holding the two-volume trail guide that has been a mainstay of the Caledonia Ramblers for the past half century.
A recent heavy rain event on the North Shore resulted in a section of the BCMC trail being washed away. The trail is located beside the Grouse Grind in Grouse Mountain Regional Park. Jay MacArthur, the FMCBC Trails Committee Chair has discussed the issue with a Metro Vancouver park manager. Metro Vancouver are currently having a geotechnical assessment done of the creek to determine the best future [...]
BC Parks released plans for day-use passes in some parks again this year. Our first impression is that they listened to us in part since they removed the pilot project from Cypress and Seymour parks. However, by reinstating the pilot project they have not explained why the program is actually required. Our best guess is that the park employees don't want to deal with the parking chaos [...]
Are you an outdoor recreation or backcountry group that’s seeking resources to transition during different reopening phases of COVID-19? The Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC has put together some tips, guides, and protocols that include best practices from outdoor member clubs and have been collaboratively built based on recommendations from health professionals and outdoor recreation organizations: Recommended actions to stay safe while restarting group hikes, backcountry [...]