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post #1 of 11 Old 06-16-2007, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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My BC Adventure - Not for Bandwidth Impaired

Just returned from a five day trip into the province of British Columbia, Canada. It sure was hard getting home to straight roads. Had a fantastic time and BC truly is beautiful.

Day 1 - Loaded up for the 800 km. haul from home in Alberta to BC.



Day 2 - Unloaded and getting ready to ride.



Shelter Bay to Galena Ferry.



End of the pavement.



The road ahead. Heading to Trout Lake.



Taking a rest.



Takes your breath away.



My son checking the view.



Water crossing required.



Where we came from.



Road followed Trout Lake to Gerrard where it then ran parallel to the Lardeau River. The day was very hot and with full gear we stopped at the south end of the lake, shed our gear and had a dip in the lake to cool down. We eventually got back onto pavement* and took Highway 31 to Kaslo where we spent the night.

Day 3. We left Kaslo and headed to Ainsworth to relax at the Hot Springs. Great time of year to go as there were maybe a couple dozen people in the pool.



From there we went into Nelson for a bite to eat and to visit with another CBX owner friend from days past. From there we headed back north and then west on the Six Mile Lake Road.



Absolutely stunning!!



The road ran parallel to the lake and eventually we got on the Lemon Creek Road.





Once we got back on the highway we headed north to New Denver where we had supper and then back to Kaslo for the night.

Day 4. Had us leaving Kaslo with a destination of Lumby. This was mostly a highway ride. It was a little cooler with showers. We made a stop and visited the Sandon Ghost Town. Very interesting spot that I would like to spend some more time in.





From Sandon it was a scenic ride toward Lumby. We got off the main highway and headed to Mabel Lake to check out the road we planned to get back on in the morning. Looked fine and the Provincial Park at Mabel Lake was magnificent.



Day 5. From Lumby we headed back to Mabel Lake and took the Mabel Lake road back to Three Valley Gap. Beautiful ride.





I took almost 300 pictures so this is just a sampling. All in all a fantastic trip with no mishaps or problems. Couldn't have asked for a better vacation.

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All I can say is "stunning"! I would love to be able to get up there and see that kind of scenery. I love it. Nice job with the pics. I have got to get into the habit of carrying a camera with me also. Never had a need before, and now I find all sorts of things I would like to get pics of while out on my bike.

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Hey how about a link to the rest of the pics... Or did I miss something?

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Hey how about a link to the rest of the pics... Or did I miss something?

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Hey Phil. I haven't really uploaded any of the other pictures as yet except to Costco to get them printed. Just thought I would give you guys a taste of the scenery here in Canada. If there is interest I could put them on the net somewhere.

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planning the trip--cool

loading for the trip--a pain

unloading when getting there--exciting

riding with your son--PRICELESS

very cool trip report.Looks like a wonderful time had by all.Thanks for posting.


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Did you start the ride in Revelstoke? We have lots of day rides here too, depending on how challenging you like it. Mc Rae peak is an old fire lookout and a tough ride.... highly recommended! PM me next time you come this way.
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Our drop off point was a friends place in Malakwa. We came to Revy for fuel though.

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Gorgeous, I took a trip from Vancouver BC to Whitehorse and back. I'll post some pics this week of my return trip.
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All I can say is "stunning"! I would love to be able to get up there and see that kind of scenery. I love it. Nice job with the pics. I have got to get into the habit of carrying a camera with me also. Never had a need before, and now I find all sorts of things I would like to get pics of while out on my bike.
Yep Lotsa beautiful places in BC. We camped at Mabel lake, Adams lake, Home of the worlds largest salmon run. Imagine a few hundred thousand salmon in a 15 km river. The first pic is wells gray provincial park and the 2nd is Johnson lake. This river is 75 feet wide http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p...rip2009218.jpg http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p...t2008124-1.jpg
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Hey klr4evr. Where abouts are yas from. I'm from wainwright Alberta. I do a big mountain trip from to the mountains every years aswell. We hit Vernon last year. June 1 st we are keeping it short and just doing the glacier park hiway as my wife has a bun in the oven and I don't wanna be gone long. Looks like a great trip. I ran some of the power line trails to up there. Awesome riding.



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