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    Re: MacLean Mountain Riding

    Quote Originally Posted by X-Treme View Post
    So, do they have a scale out there for enforcement? Cause my quad is right around 1000lbs. With me on it, it's certainly over. How can they enforce a ridiculous rule like that?

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    That was a few years ago when I saw the signs. Back then the quads were a lot smaller and it was probably just an arbitrary limit to differentiate between quads and 4x4's. If you really want to know I'm sure you could google it.
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    Re: MacLean Mountain Riding

    either way Maclean Creek is not a good area for sledding anyway. i dont belive the laws out there are enforced at all, there are designated sled only trails that are over run with quads, motorbikes and side by sides

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    Re: MacLean Mountain Riding

    You might be better off going West off highway 22 at the North end of chain lakes. The South side of the gravel road is mostly open all the way to Crowsnest pass. At the top of the road where it meets the forestry trunk road has some open hills. As long as you stay on the South side you should be good. Stay out of the Shell sites too as they might get pissy as the gas is sour down there.
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    Re: MacLean Mountain Riding

    Quote Originally Posted by Teth-Air View Post
    You might be better off going West off highway 22 at the North end of chain lakes. The South side of the gravel road is mostly open all the way to Crowsnest pass. At the top of the road where it meets the forestry trunk road has some open hills. As long as you stay on the South side you should be good. Stay out of the Shell sites too as they might get pissy as the gas is sour down there.
    would that be west on hiway 532? is there a staging area out there?

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    Re: MacLean Mountain Riding

    Quote Originally Posted by JZ1 View Post
    either way Maclean Creek is not a good area for sledding anyway. i dont belive the laws out there are enforced at all, there are designated sled only trails that are over run with quads, motorbikes and side by sides
    So true. We never go there anymore for that reason.
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    Re: MacLean Mountain Riding

    Quote Originally Posted by JZ1 View Post
    would that be west on hiway 532? is there a staging area out there?
    Yes, 532 and there are some camp spots along the way on the South side where you can stage.
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    Re: MacLean Mountain Riding

    Gentlemen,

    I have before me the "Public Land Use Zones of Kananaskis Country" map. published July, 2015. http://esrd.alberta.ca/recreation-pu...ap-Jul2015.pdf

    To keep it simple, I will paraphrase the regs:

    Within Maclean Creek - there are no specifically designated snowmobile trails, they are either "Single Track", "Quad Trail", "Truck Trail", "Shared Use Road", or "License of Occupation (LOC) and Public Access" roads.

    Regardless with respect to if they are enforced or not, there are two (2 ) regulations with regards to OHV's at Maclean Creek from Dec. 1 - Apr. 30; both "not to exceed 450 kg (1000 lbs.) with 3 or more tires, as well as Quad Trails - "an overall width of under 1.2 m (50")" or Single Track Trails - "an overall width under 0.9 m (36").

    Overall, the regulations stipulate that "Motorized use is limited to the designated trails shown on the map on the other side of the brochure." i.e. - no off-trial riding, OFFICALLY.

    Alberta does not have the snow that the interior of B.C. does, this is fact, and why I believe the regulation are written as they are. With regards to snow bikes, officially you are not to ride off trail anywhere in Alberta. I also know that these modified motorcycles are designed to operate on snow only, and deep snow at that (the better), and not on trails.

    So the question becomes, are you going to respect the Alberta regulations? Are you going to organize and work toward changing the regulations (I will volunteer to help)? Are you going to operate your snow bikes in B.C. only?

    More information here: Public Land Use Zones | AEP - Environment and Parks
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    Re: MacLean Mountain Riding

    BTW - Change is coming with regards to the Alberta backcountry, so my government contacts tell me. The public will not be consulted, they will just appear - at this point.
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    Re: MacLean Mountain Riding

    What are "we" (backcountry motorized users) going to do about it? I suggest join a club, organize your own, or sit on the sidelines and complain.
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    Re: MacLean Mountain Riding

    Quote Originally Posted by Teth-Air View Post
    Yes, 532 and there are some camp spots along the way on the South side where you can stage.
    Is there a map of this area? Seems to be in between Cataract and Crowsnest area

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