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Old 10-11-2007, 02:38 PM   #16
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That is spectacular. How far from Seattle doyou think Kinbasket Lake is?
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:45 PM   #17
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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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Old 10-11-2007, 02:52 PM   #18
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Found a pic of Trapper Main road from this May. This was obviously as far as we could get. Just imagine a bike where the TJ is to keep this a two-wheeled forum....it was only 3*C after all (that's about 36*F for my US friends). At least the top was down.
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:00 PM   #19
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Ummm, it wasn't you guys who ran your jeep up a bridge railing near Split Creek, was it?

Toothy, probably a minimum 12 hour ride on the pavement, plus boards, ferry crossings, etc. If you take your time there is some really fun pavement, and even better dirt/gravel. Fuel is an issue, the first day was 150 + km each way, and there is no fuel up the lake, so to really enjoy this territory range is important.
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:05 PM   #20
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Nope, not us, although that sounds like an interesting story! We were there in May with the TJ, then in early July with the bikes. Split Creek is a great trailer camp, and we usually get there every year. Last year the bridge was washed out at 10km or so (it's in one of your pics) and getting the trailer over was interesting. What's the story with the Jeep vs bridge?
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:52 PM   #21
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I believe it was the bridge on the west side of the river, just north of the bridge that takes you to the east side. When you are traveling south the road makes a sharpish left turn on a downhill grade just before you hit the bride. It was raining, and I'm certian that there was some other liquid courage involved. The jeep was high centered on the bride railing when we got there. The particpants alreads had a ride back to town, and the jeep was gone when we passed by later that afternoon.

Does this location look familiar?

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Old 10-12-2007, 07:51 AM   #22
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Laugh

Don't recognize the location in the pic, but what an awesome area. Damn it, now I want to get out there before the snow flies....

Triva Time:The Blaeberry River valley was one of the options for the railway back in the 1800's. Way better choice than the Kicking Horse, but a crappy scouting trip and international politics influenced the decision to move the line south (troublesome Americans in the south of BC..). There's a group in Rocky Mountain House that is lobbying for a road through there from Sask River Crossing. Never happen. 15km of National Park and bypassing Golden make this a long shot at best. Besides it would screw up a great riding area!
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:28 PM   #23
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OK time to put a cap on this....


































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Old 01-19-2008, 09:40 PM   #24
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Nice trip report!

Do you have a GPS track of this run you could share? Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:56 PM   #25
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Thanks,

I don't have a track. I use a magellan, and I never seem to feel the need to save them. 650freak might still have one around. He's on the Adsmc.ca forum as well.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:11 PM   #26
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Nice

Excellent Pictures.. CHEERS !
Another 3 week KLR tour comin up in July, Aug.
2 of us Truckin to Calgary from Niagara Falls
Looks like a area worth checking out.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:06 PM   #27
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The West is best!

Thanks for posting Dwane
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:25 PM   #28
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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 11-01-2008, 04:06 PM   #29
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This makes me look forward to returning to my home, BC, one day.
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:03 PM   #30
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dwayne, memories, memories , memories

Dwayne, cannot thank you enough for this report and pics, especially that little rusty bull boat and those awesome mountains.

I coached/taught school at Valemount till I retired in '94 and spent lots of time on that road , Kinbasket lake and the mountains on the Valemount end.

My most "money making per hour" happened with that same little bull boat or one very similar. I was hired to do a recovery dive into Kinbasket lake on the Valemount end for the boat.

For $250.00 I had to make the dive , attach a cable from Mr. Jackman's D8 Cat to the boat and get out of the way. I did my part in just under 30 minutes. Naturally I was so damn cold it took me a couple of days to enjoy the task.

Thanks for such a great trip, super photos and the memories.

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