Cariboo-Chilcotin TRAVEL ADVISORY

Discussion in 'Canada' started by CaribooBC, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. CaribooBC

    CaribooBC life is an adventure

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    Well........summer is over. We got our first SNOWfall tonight. The fire is still burning, but it is no longer a threat. With the cold temperatures we are getting even a bit of precipitation goes a long ways. Yesterday the wind blew like crazy but the fire did not get close to becoming a threat, it stayed within its perimeter and did not make any runs.
    Really this has been the worst summer that I have ever experienced. So little riding, no time to get out into bush to fish, hike, atv etc. Lets hope next year is better.
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  2. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    Can you theorize that the amount of fuel now gone, that it could be a long time for something like this year to get a bite into?
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  3. CaribooBC

    CaribooBC life is an adventure

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    Still lots of areas that the fires did not touch up here, especially east of the Fraser where most people live. Still the potential for even more devastating fires than this year.
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  4. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    A co-worker who I got back into bikes this spring ( which he and his wife have grabbed hold of and taken off huge) rode up to Canim Lake last Saturday, and he saw the wide swaths of burnt area. He came back Sunday, leaving @6:30am, and found it a religious experience he said, riding the lovely area you live.
    Glad your stable, and,,,,your life can continue on after this year of the fire.
    I have a buddy who moved from Courtney (divorce) this spring, to Williams Lake. He has just moved in last weekend after living life as a gypsy of sorts, jumping from Norton rally in Riondel, to Langley, to Prince George, to Courtney and finally Williams Lake. I've watched motorcycle enthusiasts like yourself deal with all kinds of cray shit all summer. And I've watched my 95 yr old neighbour being the quarterback safe zone for Pat and Juanita from 108, saving their pure essence company from being damaged by lack of power for the cooler. I've seen buddies from Kamloops rejoice I n clear air at the VIV event in Chiliwack. I hope this doesn't happen again, but we all know this is but a regular. Yale in Mother Nature.
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  5. CaribooBC

    CaribooBC life is an adventure

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    I drove through the heart of the Elephant tonight. The main roads are again open. There are still smoldering stumps and some small open flame along the roadside, crews have removed the danger trees from the roadside for the most part. The biggest experience that I got out of the drive is the sheer randomness of the fire burn pattern. You will drive a mile through pristine forest only to come across sheer devastation. One cabin is burnt, cabins on each side are untouched, one cabin is intact when all of the forest around is wiped out, wetlands are burnt and the forest next to it is green..... why, what forces of nature cause these burn patterns. There are still very large pockets of untouched forest within the fire perimeter, so I hold out hope for most of the wildlife.
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  6. ForknRoad

    ForknRoad Adventurer

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    I rode to Bella Coola last week and the roads were clear the entire way. Nothing on fire beside the road but I could get a whiff of smoke every now and then.

    Fabulous ride in a very nice part of the province - the scenery is awesome.
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  7. RevelstokeRoamer

    RevelstokeRoamer Old enough to know better...too stupid to stop.

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    The Cariboo area is beautiful and i look forward to future rides up there. I did not know much about the area until i spent a few months up there in fire camps working on the fires. Now i want to go explore it on a bike.
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