In the middle of nowhere lies an epic playground for the soulful mountain biker. Said nowhere happens to be in central British Columbia, Canada, far from the teeming cosmopolitan masses of Vancouver and safety-gear-clad lift served masses of Whistler. This playground is known as the South Chilcotin Mountains, and is accessible only by foot, hoof, 26″ (or 29″) tire– or float plane.
Crystalline lakes dot the region and act as a runway for Tyax Air. Mountain bikers can easily get away for a few days by hopping on one of Tyax Air’s float planes. With Big Mountain Adentures , adventurers can ride Whistler, Pemberton and Squamish in addition to the South Chilcotins.
My 2010 adventures in the Chilcotins still rank as the best trip of all time, and as I reminisce, I share a few photos from Sterling Lorence.