They own and develop the lands in Alberta and British Columbia formerly owned by Senator Patrick Burns, a well known Calgary pioneer, who “was known as a man of few words but great generosity”. Even if it meant going around some of the really bad places. We are monitoring our operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust as needed. All times are GMT-9. I have ridden on that trail from the earth station to within about a half mile of Sheep River, piece of cake. I’ve biked through from Bluerock all the way over to Highway 66 a few times over the years. Great picnic area with easy access to the river and waterfalls. Eureka to Talkeetna - I'm impressed. Welcome! Great for a quick drop but not so good for hiking.. dogs loved dipping there toes in the water. I'll check into it as time allows. Heavily trafficked, but good little stop. Your point is well taken regarding how fast some individuals "enthusiasm" will wane with a significant steepening of the challenge gradient. for a free forum account |  Upgrade to a Supporting Forum Membership | Manage Your Account/Update Password. the same username and password for all areas. easy trails did with kids very pretty scenery great wild flowers. The Alberta Government has been actively working on a solution — an offer to repair the flood damaged fire road and trail has been refused — and is looking at all options to resolve the current impasse. Beautiful view, very short walk to falls. After a century of being granted right-of-way across the land, Albertans are now prohibited from using Sheep Trail as a means of travelling between the Sheep and Elbow valleys, thus cutting off access to Rickert’s Pass, Burns Lake and numerous scrambling peaks. Alaska Outdoors your account management area, forums and University require login. The bridge was closed in 1987 and largely demolished in 1988. Yes, it did happen, and I could show you where the trail is. Supersite offers several membership levels. Herds of bighorn sheep and deer silently drink from the river banks while an abundance of birds soar overhead. Travelling in the area this summer, I did not actually come across any signage on the property border informing of its use restriction or closure; I had to rely on GPS data with maps to know the private property borders. Checklists submitted within the last hour are not shown. people look after the land they dont own the land 2 very different things. Sheep River Provincial Park offers vehicle-access campgrounds as well as campgrounds designed for visitors with horses. Pre-flood view east along Sheep Trail from Burns Mine toward Gibraltar Mountain. Welcome! Constructed primarily to allow sheep to be driven between grazing ranges on either side of the river. This area of the Sheep River Valley has been part of Kananaskis Country for almost 40 years. Certainly something to keep an eye on. Supersite offers several membership levels. The owners still have the year-round right of way to access the land via the Junction Creek entrance. Conversely I have also seen winter walkers and runners, trying to run on narrow snowshoe tracks, step off into knee-deep powder. Access Through the Sheep River Headwaters Cut Off by Landowner. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée et la marche et sa meilleure utilisation est de mai à septembre. C'est simple ! It is one of the very few private land holdings left in Kananaskis Country and should have been expropriated many years ago. Bighorn Sheep, white water and magnificent foothills characterize this area of Kananaskis Country. Alaska Outdoors Was insanely busy here today - still got a nice view of the falls but the parking lot was full as well as having cars parked on the road both ways made for a busy day! for a free forum account |  Upgrade to a Supporting Forum Membership |, http://www.alaskanalpineclub.org/WildRace.html. Parks have put up signs warning travellers of the situation. To post to our forums, please register. Once you get to the falls, the terrain can be very sketchy so good shoes are a must. Bunny Boots and Bearcats: Utility Sled Mayhem. Use caution as you approach the overlook, as the river is constantly eroding the bank and the bank may be unstable. I saw this news item today and do wonder what this decision means for the Burns’ lands and whether it will impact that corridor as these are not Kananaskis lands: I am all for "lets go for it" but would like to start with some hint of potential success more than just hoping to see pigs fly! No cell service in the area, so prepare for that. The trails are truly in terrible condition. I did not hear back when I reached out to one of these individuals. I'll bet when they finished they felt like they had been "all that they could be!" The Alaska Atlas shows the trail from Larson Lake -> Talkeetna River -> Iron Creek -> around Rainbow Lake -> Sheep River. below. Great waterfall ! I pack snacks, blankets and water and just sit and enjoy the scenery. A tranquil spot next to the highway overlooking a deep section of the Sheep River, walled by dark black banks. The cabin is still there, and finding it (when progressing from south to north) means you’re past the most destroyed areas and back onto decent trail. Tony Daffern. The land is owned by P. Burns Resources and P. Burns Mines Ltd,  collectively known as the Burnscos. in time the people will go and the mountains will remain, If I needed to go that way for some reason I would still go , people are only temporary guardians of the land , the mountains dont care who Owns them and neither do I. I don’t think the Landowner can stop fishermen from walking up the river’s course? Sometimes I find my way around, just by taking a little more time. Explore the trails and roads and remember to bring your camera since you are likely to see Bighorn Sheep and Elk throughout the park. the same username and password for all areas. Register Bighorn. We can ignore the closure on the assumption that they will not station security guards out there to check for hikers going to Rickert’s Pass. Learn more! We got there at 10:30 and all the benches were taken. Although still a good choice for a picnic! Best to have a group both for safety and for branching out to find the paths of least resistance through the brush. I have not heard back from the owners when I reached out a few months ago, and I may try again, but I did hear from Parks that the technical feasibility of a trail beside the lands was just off the table. Parking lot gets very busy, so go early to get a spot and a table if you’re staying for the day. Had a dall sheep run away from us. Sheep River, Alberta fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. Explore the trails and roads and remember to bring your camera since you are likely to see Bighorn Sheep and Elk throughout the park. Parks have put up signs warning travellers of … But I don't think they actually tried it in summer. FOIP Request: https://www.scribd.com/document/389764007/Burns-FOIP-Request. Profitez de cuisines complètes, de piscines, de jardins et plus encore. I remember thinking, "**** this is a looooong way up. Funny deal that way. You can walk along the river and it's a very easy stroll. Centered around the lifeline of the mesmerizing Sheep River, deep in the valley below. As far as I know, most access to the Nelchina mining district was from Valdez to the west, or via the Chickaloon-Caribou Creek trail from the east. The crew left the trucks today anticipating some new changes. Really good. As you can see from the topo map, building a bypass trail up Cliff Creek then contouring across the hillside above the private land would be difficult and costly. This page was generated at 1 minute ago. My brother and I took the Yoder Rd. They took freight wagons full of mining equipment from Wasilla to the Nelchina Mining district. I also think one of the people is still living in the valley. Once the soil has been disturbed, the vegetation comes back real quick and real dense. "APU trail", whatever that means. I did find an email thread with a Burn Resource’s representative, but not the actual details of the conversations that took place. Learn more! Oh if they do it right, smiles will be seen on everyone’s face. forums are viewable by anyone, and may be read by clicking the forum headings © 2020 AllTrails, Inc. Tous droits réservés. for a free forum account |  Upgrade to a Supporting Forum Membership |, http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/mlw//trai...LE_NUMBER=1694, http://www.talkeetnahistoricalsociety.org/museum.php. Great waterfall! To Get Here: From the 4-way stop in Turner Valley on Highway 22, take HWY 546 Westbound into the Sheep River Valley. My understanding is that the land owner is not overly worried about people heading that way. Alberta Parks Proposal to Remove Trailhead Parking Areas From the Parks System, The new best route to Aura Creek Sand dunes, Spray Lake Sawmills logging plans for K Country.