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Submitted by Spudmaster on May 19, 2021 - 1:23pm
This is at the top of Roaring Creek, east of Mount Joan. A nice drive up Cook Creek Road.
Wow they're really getting crazy with the road deactivations these days :)
When I moved down here from Price George 8 years ago, I was appalled at all the gates across access roads into the backwoods. It this some kind of Island policy? The Island Ranger group has key and electronic access to most of the gates on the island. Maybe VI off road needs to work out a similar policy with the forest companies and the government.
Most of the land here is privately owned and unfortunately the forestry companies who own it are quite resistant to public access. You can google or search on here for the E & N Railway land grab and read more about how it came to be this way. The short version though is that private companies were handed all of our land for nothing, and now actively work to keep us out and maximize corporate profits at the expensive of our (once) beautiful backcountry. The best option at the moment is to roam as free as you can, and stay out of their way.