The Four Wheel Drive Association of BC (Sea to Sky Region) is extremely proud to announce that we have entered into a Partnership Agreement with Recreation Sites and Trails BC for the Squamish, Hut Lakes Recreation Area. Ron Lever, Nicholas Priebe, Tara Joan Priebe, and Kim Reeves, and myself, Lory Fairfield, have been picking at this for two years,… Continue reading Hut Lakes: new 4WDABC Rec Site
Per our Bylaws, the 2018 AGM will take place on the third Saturday of March: March 17, 2018. Location and time to be determined. There are two Special Resolutions to be voted on at the AGM, as well as updated Bylaws. You can find them for your review here: 2018 Bylaws Final Draft 2018 Special… Continue reading 4WDABC 2018 Annual General Meeting
UPDATED: The new lock program is going good so far, however to make this a little more organized on our end we will be asking people who want access to call 604-927-6200 to set up a time to bring their vehicle by, ensuring Dillon or someone else is available. Potential users are asked to call 604-927-6200… Continue reading Eagle Mountain Digital Key Program – NEW FOR 2018
From the President: The City of Coquitlam is currently working on a new key access program for Eagle Mountain. The new system will be a Bluetooth-based with a smartphone app. All gate openings, and closings (or lack thereof), are logged. This will mean that all pass holders are accountable for the state of affairs. Technology… Continue reading Eagle Mountain Key Program Update
This past week, many users of the flats were surprised to see someone in an official-looking truck and uniform putting up signs and telling them the flats were being turned into a Provincial park and that they would now have to pay for camping on the flats. 4WDABC President Kim Reeves was on the phone… Continue reading Stave West and the mud flats update.
By Kim Reeves On June 20th, 2017, Rec Sites and Trails BC advised me that the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) under the direction of the District Engineering Officer, would be closing the Cypress Lake Forest Service Road to 4×4 and ATV as of June 30th, citing unrestricted access and existing… Continue reading Eagle Mountain Access
“ATVs, shotguns, parties and fatalities: ‘Lawlessness abounds’ at Stave Lake mudflats near Mission“ It is always interesting giving interviews to the media for stories being written on topics like Stave Lake and motorized recreation. One never knows the slant that the story will be written. Case in point is today’s Province story ‘Madness on the… Continue reading Response to “Madness on the Mudflats”
Today my Gluteus maximus hurts, cause – numb icy toes, slippery rocks in the stream and my never ending pre-disposition to be caught up in the fantasy land I’m walking through and capturing every moment that I can. Which resulted in not only once, but twice in landing in the water with my backside meeting some rather large pointy rocks, the bruises will heal and simply means I get to spend the next few days recalling how amazing the hike up the stream was.
As I headed up the Blakeburn Road, recalling so many discoveries in these hills the last few years, still utterly amazed at each new hidden relic I find. I quickly made my way off of the Loadstone FSR to Arrastra Creek FSR, then down to the bridge below. As I made my descent, the familiar outline of Lover’s Leap could be seen high above against the mountains side. I parked to the side, surrounded by tantalizing wild raspberries and thimble berries, perfectly ripe and fit for melting on my tongue.
Distance to the intended destination, directly up the creek a bit less than 800 meters. Caught up in the ideas of what may still be there, are the rumors true? Will I find carts still connected to each other hanging precariously on something? What will it be like to stand beneath Lover’s Leap staring up at it from below?
Eagle Mountain and the key program
Eagle Mountain, or Eagle Ridge as it is also known, is an old, deactivated forest road system north of Westwood Plateau, or as many would remember, north of Westwood Raceway. This area has been an active wheeling area since the ‘50’s.
Access to this area by 4wheelers was officially closed and gated in 2002. This closure marked the end to wheeling west of Stave Lake. This marked the end to week night wheeling as well where a small group could go for an hours drive, have some fun and enjoy a nice view of the city.
Members that attend will be entered in a member draw! The prize is a super secret one..