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Old 08-05-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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Ride n Hike in the BC mountains

We usually do a few of these each summer as to where we use the motorcycles to climb up as high on the gnarly mountain tracks as we can get and then go on foot.... Mid to late summer is the best time to access these areas, too early and you run into heavy snow packs...

We rode in approx 110 KM to get near the mountain before parking the bike and heading in on foot... The whole ride in we were under a canopy of morning cloud which cut out most of the scenic views...

For the first 1.5 hrs we were riding below this cloud...

My Neighbor Rebecca was the only taker for this hike...

Being a hot day, we went through a lot of water so every snow pocket became a water source

Kicking steps across an avalanche chute, you don't want to slip on one of these, it's a long slide to the valley floor..

An ice burg lake









The climb up to the summit

Williams lakes



On the peak, 6200' and the halfway point

A water break looking back toward the peak we were on 1.5 hrs ago..

Last shot of the day, thanks Rebecca for tagging along...

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Old 08-06-2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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Great pics, awesome views!
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:42 AM   #3
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day hike access. I love the bike for where it can put me for even a 1/2 day. So much better than lumping in for hours in a truck. Thanks for the views.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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Awesome pictures!


Walking across that slippery angle slope with such a drop? Screw that mate. (but thanks for braving it for the wonderful pics )
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:28 PM   #5
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That's beautiful.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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It looks like last weeks pics are shut down due to bandwidth limits, they will be back up in a few days...

Here are a some pics from yesterdays Ride N Hike once again to central Vanisle:



This one I did solo

Part way up



On the first ridge looking down the next drainage



The main peak, looks small in the pics but is about 400' tall and tops out near 6000'

On the main peak looking SW, the three peak cluster 1/4 from the center right are the ones we were on last weekend...

This stone is huge and look precariously balanced

Looking down another drainage from the summit

On the summit

You can see Mount Waddington in the hazy backdrop directly above this rooster comb peak



Another shot of last weeks peaks, 3/4s right center

Last shot of the day...

The difference between the mountains on Vancouver Island and the interior is that on the Island the base of the mountains often start out between sea level and 1000' as to where in the interior they may start between 2000' and 5000'...

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Old 08-11-2013, 12:35 PM   #7
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beautiful, I would like to make it to BC some day.
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cool shots , nice mountains
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Amazing photo's David!! That's quite a workout!

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Awesome pictures......you gotta luv BC
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Exactly what mountain is this and where is it? I googled Williams Lakes and just goy a bunch of stuff re. Williams Lake, the town in the interior
Quite picturesque.
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Exactly what mountain is this and where is it? I googled Williams Lakes and just goy a bunch of stuff re. Williams Lake, the town in the interior
Quite picturesque.
If you were to draw a triangle using Sayward , Woss and Gold River as the points, these mountain ranges would sit right near the center...

The first bit of hiking was in the Sutton Range which holds one the Islands highest mountains, Victoria Peak..

Williams lakes sit about 2000' below the S.E. flank of Sutton peak, they are fed off a small glacier which gives them a nice blue coloration...

Looking up Sutton PK with its pocket glacier

Part way up the peak looking back on the the ice berg lake..


The second solo bit was in the peaks of Cain and Abel... This area is a much more accessible than the Sutton Range...

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