It’s wonderful to hear all the good news about West Bragg creek. Thanks to RichieRich for this report:
Myself & good friends arrived ~4-5th car in West Bragg Crk approx 9am today at a chilly -16C and went out Moose Loop which seemed mostly skier-set tracks (but well-skied) so a little sloppy. Never done it before and really liked it despite the extra work staying up on the super-skinny new waxless skiis (not the right conditions for them). Didn’t like the creek crossing at the end (opted for this instead of the “luge run”).
After the above, and a ski change and some special-blue wax, hit up the Crystal/Sundog/Crystal loops. West end of Crystal area had the best tracks of all trails I did today.
“I swear that dog had the biggest grin on its face”
As I was going up one hill on Crystal, a young lady and her dog were coming downhill…. the dog was easily leading and racing down as fast as it could, legs snow and ears flying and flapping everywhere. I swear that dog had the biggest grin on its face – totally priceless!
When I was packing up at noon the parking lot was insane. I have *never* seen it so crazy busy – reminded me of Christmas shopping at Market mall. After I vacated my spot there was a “small spat” between those awaiting my spot with a near-miss almost-bumper-car incident. Given the size of the lot there was high parking turnover at least so folks gotta settle. That said people were parked 3/4 km up the roadway.
It’s fantastic we have this stunning resource accessible to so many out there… and all sorts were enjoying it today. I saw classic and skate skiers, walkers, ‘shoers, kids of all ages, and even a few “fat-bikes” off on their trails and everyone was having fun (except for parking). Yet it’s been such a struggle in terms of logging. I don’t get it. How can’t the government and logging feel this pressure and see the benefits?