Tyax Adventures’ Backcountry Camps have a rich history dating back to 1947 during which time hunters, miners, outdoor enthusiasts and hard working locals enjoyed, built and maintained these camps. In 2012, Tyax Adventures acquired these backcountry camps from Spruce Lake Wilderness Adventures, which was owned and operated by the Menhinick family. The Menhinick family is a hard working family of many generations that made their living by horse packing into the Chilcotin and put countless hours into maintaining the camps and trails for everyone of both yesterday and today to enjoy. The Douglas family and Tyax Adventures, are honoured to have the opportunity to carry on the legacy of these remote and unique backcountry camps.
What do two Tyax Adventures guides do on their days off? Why more adventures of course.
Here’s a little article written by guide Adrian Bostock about a recent mountain bike trip in our backyard, some good thoughts on Adventure. What’s not noted is that we started this adventure at the beautiful Sky Camp, and what a paradise it was! You’ll never really know what an amazing place this is until you get out there and visit it for yourself. The 2 day ride in/out isn’t necessary, unless you’re into that, we can fly you in and you’ll be there lounging in the peace of this idyllic (cell phone & internet free) spot!
Enjoy the read, I sure enjoyed the trip.
For me it’s the Canada Day long weekend that really signifies the start of summer. By July 1st most of the last patches of snow remaining on the high passes have melted out, the wildflowers have started blooming, the sun has been out enough to warm the lake up to a tolerable “refreshing” temperature, and vacations have started.
Tyax Adventures season is in full swing now, with the horses all warmed up, fit and happy to be back to work. Our backcountry camps have been opened up for the season and the first group has already been through Bear Paw.
The floatplane is busy on weekends as per the normal summer craze, but for those who can sneak away mid-week not only will you save some $$ on the price of the flight but you’ll usually have your pick of time slots and the trails to yourself!
We hope you get out for some adventures to celebrate the day and the start to another fabulous summer season!
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