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Old 08-27-2013, 05:12 AM   #3541
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I'm looking for some info and accessing racehorse pass and travelling it from east to west, I've never been over it before and if anyone could give me and help on where the access point is and general direction it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
The local Crowsnest Pass quad group has the tracks for this on their website: http://www.quadsquad.ca. Look in their Track List under the Navigation area.

Racehorse is a nice thumper DS ride from East to West, and a bit sportier in the reverse direction.

We just did North Fork a couple of weeks ago (also east to west) - it's in good shape.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:34 AM   #3542
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This here is a screen shot that shows the seasonal road/trail closures in the area.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:12 AM   #3543
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The local Crowsnest Pass quad group has the tracks for this on their website: http://www.quadsquad.ca. Look in their Track List under the Navigation area.

Racehorse is a nice thumper DS ride from East to West, and a bit sportier in the reverse direction.

We just did North Fork a couple of weeks ago (also east to west) - it's in good shape.

Thanks for the info!! I have the CNP Quad Squad map, I find it the best map for the CNP area, better than the backroads books. We have a coupld relative newbies on the ride so I was worried that these passes might be a little extreme for a new rider. Once you cross over Racehorse pass is it possible to get to the Sparwood-Elkford highway with going south the the CNP? Thanks for the trail update!
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:47 AM   #3544
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Once you cross over Racehorse pass is it possible to get to the Sparwood-Elkford highway with going south the the CNP?
It is possible, but not legal starting Sept 1st and it's a bit of a convoluted route that's not that straightforward.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:03 AM   #3545
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It is possible, but not legal starting Sept 1st and it's a bit of a convoluted route that's not that straightforward.

Alright, maybe we will just head south into Coleman once over Racehorse then, thanks for your help! Greatly appreciated! Is the Allison Creek Road open?
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #3546
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Is the Allison Creek Road open?
It had one monster washout when we were there 3 weeks back, but there is a short go-around path right at the washout on the west side of the road.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:21 PM   #3547
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Limestone Mountain

Looking for someone to ride with to Limestone as I have only a rough idea how to get there. I am up in the Sundre area and would probably approach from the north (?Meet and Mountainaire Lodge). Taking too many risks solo as a new ADV rider - lucky so far but do not want to push it!
Have no idea when I will get time, but if someone is interested we could start to plan it out!
Then maybe finish the day with a brew at the Bear Berry Saloon....
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #3548
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Looking for someone to ride with to Limestone as I have only a rough idea how to get there. I am up in the Sundre area and would probably approach from the north (?Meet and Mountainaire Lodge). Taking too many risks solo as a new ADV rider - lucky so far but do not want to push it!
Have no idea when I will get time, but if someone is interested we could start to plan it out!
Then maybe finish the day with a brew at the Bear Berry Saloon....
I have a gps track if you have a gps. Lycan probably has one in the laying down tracks area on adv. I can email you if you pm your address.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:37 PM   #3549
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Looking for someone to ride with to Limestone as I have only a rough idea how to get there. I am up in the Sundre area and would probably approach from the north (?Meet and Mountainaire Lodge). Taking too many risks solo as a new ADV rider - lucky so far but do not want to push it!
Have no idea when I will get time, but if someone is interested we could start to plan it out!
Then maybe finish the day with a brew at the Bear Berry Saloon....
Want to do this too. Still in Bend OR; will be back in Calgary Sept 2. Perhaps that weekend? PM me next week if interested.

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Old 08-28-2013, 11:44 PM   #3550
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BC Big Trailie

Anyone in here doing the BC Big Trailie this year? Info here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=871033. I'm looking for some guys to ride with to Kamloops and back and during the ride of course.

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:12 PM   #3551
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Want to do this too. Still in Bend OR; will be back in Calgary Sept 2. Perhaps that weekend? PM me next week if interested.

Dean
Keep me in the loop if you guys get this organized. Would like to join.

Camping this weekend, and have some commitments next, but if I can work it into my schedule I'll gladly come along.

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Old 08-29-2013, 02:23 PM   #3552
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Keep me in the loop if you guys get this organized. Would like to join.

Camping this weekend, and have some commitments next, but if I can work it into my schedule I'll gladly come along.

Evan
Will do. Lets PM Wed night for weekend updates!

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Old 08-30-2013, 07:14 PM   #3553
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Thumbs down Highway 541 Longview to Highwood Junction!

Was all excited when I saw it was open from Longview to Highwood Junction. 3 washouts all fixed. Got there and 940 to Coleman is still closed and so is 40 going north. Maybe next year.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:16 PM   #3554
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Was all excited when I saw it was open from Longview to Highwood Junction. 3 washouts all fixed. Got there and 940 to Coleman is still closed and so is 40 going north. Maybe next year.
Yup, rid sucks around here this year. I'm glad I got the Powderface ride in during the two weeks it was open.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:48 AM   #3555
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