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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-01-2019, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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From BC parks Facebook page

“Attention Garibaldi Park visitors - the trail and campground from Rubble Creek parking lot to Taylor Meadows and Garibaldi lake are closed due to aggressive bear activity on the trail and at Taylor Meadows campground.”

Apparently if you have reservations they will give you a refund at the discover camping website.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-05-2019, 09:55 PM
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Wow, that is some serious news. Never saw a bear on the trails when I hiked in Garibaldi Park

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I have seen bears in Garibaldi Park but never on any of the main trails. I take that back. Last year near Elfin Lakes there was one.

if you're not hiking you should be skiing
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On another topic. The park is open but the reservation system either makes sense or it doesnt make sense. For me I will not be hiking Garibaldi park this summer because of it. You have to buy a day pass starting at 6 AM on the day of. Well, I would normally be on the road by that time and arriving at the park about 7 to beat the heat. Now I have to stay home until, get a day pass, and arrive at about 8:30 AM. Im not interested in getting such a late start on a long day hike. Plus this would seem to crowd more people into the 8-9 AM arrival time instead of spreading them out from 5 or 6 AM until later in the day. Doesnt make sense. On the other hand if they are trying to discourage people from going and severely limiting the number that can have day passes then they have achieved that. That makes sense. But it doesnt make me happy.

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Hear you, probably that is why it has been going crazy busy in the Chilliwack Valley, especially the Elk-Thurston Trail.

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Totally agree tinman, whoever thought up that 6am thing does not go hiking much.
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Honestly, you should not let this stop you going into Garibaldi. They say this is pilot project and focus is on education. This education part goes for both sides. Just go, and if someone stops you tell them exactly what you posted here. I am quite sure you won't be fined & you will help them improve the system.
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Now I have to stay home until, get a day pass, and arrive at about 8:30 AM.
I think they're assuming everyone has a smartphone these days.
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