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Old 07-23-2007, 01:22 PM   #1
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Kinbasket Lake BC

A long winter, followed by a few day rides managed to whet our appetite for a bigger adventure. Months of drooling over maps lead us to the conclusion that we need to ride north of Golden BC.

We decided on staging each day from the Rondo Hotel in town, and making two day trips into the mountians. These mountians are at the backside (west) side of Banff & Jasper National Parks. Needless to say we were expecting some pretty great sceanery.

The Rondo...Ready to ride?

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Old 07-23-2007, 01:37 PM   #2
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:04 PM   #3
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Friday evening, Bejebus joined 650freak, inkblot and myself on the "commute" up to Golden. There are some pictures, but I'll have to post them later...and if you're really good I'll post a movie of a KLR doing a burnout. Yes really.

Bejebus needed to return home due to a new little guy.

The first day we decided to ride to Icefall brook. The morning is cool, but the skies are blue, and it is promising to be an excellent Rocky Mountian morning.



Welcome to Kinbasket Lake


Much to our suprise we found these. Keep in mind we are hundreds of miles from the ocean.









Some other views...







You can see that this area has been logged. The tugs were used to move float or booms of logs down the lake.
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:33 PM   #4
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:39 PM   #5
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After the first break of the day, we continued north towards Icefall.



we wind along Bush Arm.












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To step back here's a few from the ride up on Friday night.


When you wear your mesh jacket too late into a spring evening in the rockies you will take heat from anywhere, even someone else's KLR





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Old 10-11-2007, 02:53 PM   #7
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Hey Dwayne. This is probably one of my favorate places in BC! We usually make it up the Kinbasket Lake and Blaeberry River at least twice a year. In that last pic, it looks like you were heading up to the David Thompson Trailhead rather than Amiskwi?. Did you go to the end of Bush Arm to the Columbia Icefields? You can get within 10km of the interpretive center...which is either a heck of a hike over the top (no crampons, so I'm out...) or a five hour drive back around. Here's a pic of our Blaeberry camp from this summer.
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We did as far as we could go along the Bush arm. The Waterfalls are at Icefall.

The river "crossing" is on the way up to Amiskwi, but before you turn off the road to the south, so it may be on the way to David Thompson. I think 'freak did get to the trailhead...I don't have the maps in front of me, but will look tonight.

Is this the trail head?

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That's it. I had my TJ up there in May and couldn't get past the washout. The Amiskwi trail is actually at the bridge just past Mummery Glacier. Amazing "chalet" up there http://www.amiskwi.com/

I can't recall the name of the road to the Columbia Icefields, but you turn off Bush Arm Road at about 60km or so and head northeast, away from Kinbasket. It's right at the bridge you use when the short cut is under water. The icefields are at road end at 110km or so.

Next time your up the Blaeberry, check out "Trapper Main" road if you haven't already. It's at about 14km (just before Split Creek camp) and takes you up to just shy of 7K feet. Found a funny pic from up there.....that's the owner in the background....
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It looks like it's the Bush River Road that takes you to the Columbia Icefields. We followed the Vincinnes (SP?) river to Icefall Brook, and I belive those 3 waterfalls become the headwaters of the brook.

We went as far up Amiskwi as legal, I just need to get the pics posted.
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Fantastic Ride Report. I can't wait to start exploring those areas. I'm based out of Banff on a 950 adventure. Just need to book a few days off to get there...
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:38 PM   #12
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That is spectacular. How far from Seattle doyou think Kinbasket Lake is?
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:45 PM   #13
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Kinbasket Lake / Blaeberry River is north of Golden BC. You'd have to do the mileage math to figure it out, but it would be an awesome trip to come across the border south of Nelson, across the ferry to Crawford Bay, up over Grey Creek Pass to Kimberley, then up to Golden.
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