Here is an update from our good friends at the Squamish Access Societ. Be sure to be become a member of this great organization if you use the Sea to Sky Corridor as the continue to secure access for all present and future climbers.
Do you climb at Chek Canyon and at Cat Lake? You should be aware of a number of industrial activities that are occurring on the Conroy FSR and Culiliton Creek FSR this spring. Areas above Chek Canyon recreation site on the Conroy FSR and along the Culliton FSR are being logged this spring and summer. Road building operations are to commence approximately April 7, 2017 on Conroy FSR and Road Building and harvesting is scheduled to start on the Culition FSR April 21st, 2017. Additionally, the Chek Canyon Recreation camp site is being significantly expanded this spring. All these events mean Chek Canyon is going to be a very busy place this spring and summer on weekdays.
The Licensee, Oceanview Forest Products has agreed to the following conditions on its operations:
1. Put signs at the bottom of the FSR noting active harvest operations.
2. No hauling on weekends and weeknights after 5 PM from April to October.
3. Traffic Control: BCTS will include in the TSL document for the licensee to have a traffic control person guiding and informing people when logging trucks are on the FSR.
4. BCTS will require the licensee to leave the FSR in the same state or better following completion of harvest operations. These will also a requirement of the road use permit.
5. Parking: BCTS will require the licensee to create a small parking area at the switchback past Block CN203, where the trail to the Outpost starts.
Please obey all posted signage and traffic control staff. They are in place for your safety. SAS has been able to limit the time of operations to weekdays to 5 pm. Expect there to be some noise with these operations. If you are climbing at the Outpost please park in the new parking area well back from the switchback. Thanks in advance for your cooperation – it speeds the pace of operations and safety and allows us to negotiate for other amenities.
Further information please see SAS website (downloads at bottom of page)