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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: STEAMER LANE
Quick Bridge Access closed. Ok, who did it?
Up until Monday there was an access through private property at the Quick Bridge on the Bulkley. It (was) convenient because there is lots of parking nearby, and it was a short walk from the road through the property to the low bank of the river. At one time you could back trailers up to the river, but that got out of hand so the owner had some boulders placed to eliminate that option.
Unbelievably, people left a lot of trash there, so a sign was posted requesting that people take their trash home. Despite that, the owner was still cool enough that he had just a rope strung across the access to let people know that it was private and that they should treat the property with respect. Which meant, drive in if you need to, but drive out right away and park on the CN property.
Last Saturday I drove by and saw a couple of pickups parked on the property next to the river and thought, I hope those are friends of the owner who have permission, cause if not, he isn't going to like it. Sure enough, come Monday afternoon, the rope had been replaced with a chain and the whole parcel is fenced off, including right across the river access.
There is one other river access point nearby. It too is on private property owned by folks who currently allow free access. The property, however, is for sale. I think it would be a good thing for users to mind their manners when using the access. No trash. Don't **** in the bushes on the river side of the road. Park well off the road. Don't park in the access (you'd think it goes without saying, but last year a guy backed his camper into the access and hung out for a couple of days. I wonder what the folks who wanted to launch thought about that?).
Finally, all of the neighbors on Quick Station Road wish that everybody would drive like it's their neighborhood. It's a dirt road that gets graded rarely. Fast travel builds potholes, especially when it's wet. On dry days, take a look in your rear view mirror. If you're raising dust, you're driving too fast.