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Old 03-25-2012, 02:17 AM   #105
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The day after the snowy/rainy sho, the sun came out for a bit, so I decided to explore the sooke hills a bit.

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Is this the work of a cat?

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And out of nowhere, it starts snowing!

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But the sun tries to poke through and I'm having lots of fun discovering the back road connections.

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And then another wall of snow heads my way

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There's been a lot of logging up this way lately.

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And the roads are fresh! This torrent set up seconds after slugging through it. The ground is saturated.

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The most undecided weather ever!

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I come across this creek and try to find a way around. it doesn't look like this continues...

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So many options...

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This way?

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Guess not

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There were some locals who 4x4'd here having a fire and beers on the river island ahead. The crossing after this one was a fair bit deeper, and I debated wether it was worth doing. A guy on a quad came up, and I watched his line. At least there were lots of people to help if things went wrong! I ended up doing it just fine! It was a good soaker though, I don't think I'd want to do it alone.

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This is the deep portion a week later. I think the level went up in this photo. Probably the snow melt.

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Soon after the crossing, I ascended some steep rocky terrain, and found this on the way up! I guess someone forgot to do up their bag!

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I had about enough of this and turned around.

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And my sharp eye saw this off the side of the bumpy trail! It was a yard sale today!

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After 50 km of dirt, I headed for pavement, with the daylight burning, and storm clouds coming.

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The colours of the west.

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