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Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:01pm PT
Draft of Garibaldi Park management plan ammendments:

BC Parks has prepared a draft amendment to the 1990 Garibaldi Park Management Plan, focussed on the Spearhead area of the park.
In early 2012 BC Parks heard from the public, First Nations, and stakeholders on some key management questions related to the Spearhead area. BC Parks has taken all the feedback received into consideration in developing the draft management plan amendment. We are now seeking your input.

The draft plan amendment is available on the BC Parks website: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/planning/mgmtplns/garibaldi/garibaldi_mp.html


Please review the plan amendment and submit your comments by filling out the online questionnaire. The deadline for comments is January 10, 2013.

We are also hosting public open houses in Vancouver and Whistler:
Vancouver Open House - November 26, 2012
UBC Robson Square, Room C-150
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Whistler Open House - December 6, 2012
Whistler Conference Centre, Room Garibaldi A
4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM



Notable is proposal for expanded hiking trails to proposed Spearhead hut system, opening selected trails to mountain biking, and continuing heliskiing permit in the Park.

Thats right, despite 68% respondents opposed continued heliskiing, BC Parks intends to extend the permits allowing it. Primary reason given is that they "significantly contribute to the local economy".

I don't dispute that, however they can continue to contribute outside the Park in thier existing crown land tenures just fine. Moot point.

Especially with the new gondolas....er, I mean hut system going in, the Heliskiing permit has outlived its welcome or need.

Voice up people! go online, fill in the opinion form and go to the public forum to express your opinion. Its just a draft so far.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:29pm PT
Thanks, Bruce. I wonder why there isn't a public meeting in Squamish?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:30pm PT
It would cut to far into their toilet paper budget
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Nov 15, 2012 - 09:17pm PT
Yeah, that's very disappointing about the heli stuff. I had REALLY hoped that they'd phase it out. Maybe it's not too late. Fill in the comment forms, people. Deadline is Jan 10 but the sooner the better.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 15, 2012 - 09:54pm PT
Whistler Blackcomb is a major player in the Heli Business.... They own Whistler Heli now... I very much doubt they are willing to let it go. It will be a hard road to fight. Especially with the current political climate.

thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:56am PT
Got an extra ticket for the spearhead soirée this Thursday, if anyone plans on going but hasn't bought one yet, let me know.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2012 - 09:54am PT
Sorry Anders, I couldn't resist!

This locker manip had me in stitches yesterday...


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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:29am PT
Hey Hot Cherry Bendover is for sale if any u OG's got an extra 3/4 mil layin around? It even comes with a house!

^^^ oh jeez that photo is hilarious!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2012 - 11:35am PT
Damn good lookin out! Maybe the access committee could pick it up and start a hostel!!

Ya. It's even funnier in context. Check out MH's teddy bear thread..
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:56am PT
No bites in the teddy bear thread, figure I better reports this one!

Buddies
Buddies
Credit: thekidcormier
MH2

climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:29am PT
That teddy's looking like it thinks its hooked another pigeon.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2012 - 12:37pm PT
Hahaha. I love that pic! Relic's new BFF! ;)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:04pm PT
Oh, so that's how Relic has been dealing with his post California withdrawal.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Nov 23, 2012 - 09:48pm PT
Hahaha that relic shot kills me every time I see it. I was holding onta that pic since Natedogs birthday.

I don't usually do request numbers...unless of coarse I've been asked to do so.

As requested by Mike here is a brief report of the Croft presentation last night.

The Spearrhead Soirée

The evening started with Jacqui Hudson(I think) presentation, she had a great collection of photos put together of her and some friends doing some bass ass ski traverse in AK, I think it ways from Haines to Cordova, possibly vice versa or I might even be wrong all together. Some where in there, I'm sure of it, they climbed mount Logan and skied down the other side.

Jayson Faulkner did a couple speeches and laid out the plans for the 3 hut system in the Spearhead, and brought everyone up to pace on where they're at.

The dude introducing Mr. Croft reminisced of a previous Croft presentation in which Peter was asked afterwards what the scariest route he had ever done was. Apparently he answered White Lightning.

Triconni was sitting in the front, left of Center. His haircut is unmistakeable from behind, I wonder if he waxed his noging, sure is shiny. Relic should grow a doo like that.

Peter started by telling us that Greg is his best friend, and that they've done tons of climbing together with out many epics. Then went on to tell us the first two times he went out with Don Serl he was absolutely certain he was going to die. One of those stories has been posted at the start of this thread(good luck finding it) . He showed an awe inducing set of slides of the trio doing the first complete traverse of the Waddington range. It was frikin rad.
MH2

climber
Nov 23, 2012 - 10:05pm PT
Appreciate your post, kid, assist to Mike.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Nov 23, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
A wonderful slide show by Peter, for sure. Good evening (but expensive: I went overboard on the silent auction).

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 23, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
Thank you sir! I was wondering how it went! I wanted to go but the mountain sapped my energy yesterday so I am glad I decided against it. Climbing this weekend maybe?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 24, 2012 - 12:31am PT
Drying up as we speak...........
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Nov 24, 2012 - 08:01am PT
If it's drying up as Ryan says, it'll be no good then.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 24, 2012 - 09:01am PT
Not to worry Fishboy. Conditions look prime later in the week for some Squishy climbing.

Credit: RyanD
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