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Old 10-22-2012, 05:07 PM   #16
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Thnx Nedman

That's a great suggestion! Could always loop back thru Glacier and then Waterton!
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:19 PM   #17
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This is the local playground for people out of Calgary...lots of forest roads and nice backcountry. The Forest Trunk Road as its called.


It was pretty dusty on a Sunday with all the RV traffic coming out of the boonies


after we went in a ways, the traffic thinned out. The scenery got better too.






The photos are from north of Cochrane to the hwy 11 , a very nice gravel road.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:30 PM   #18
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Gravel super highway!

Thnx for the great pics. I am so looking forward. Anyone got more pics? Damn I I like the area.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:08 PM   #19
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:07 PM   #20
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Probably not exactly what you were looking for but this is during a break on "cell phone hill" while mapping out a few trails for sledding; this is close to where RR190 connects to the FTR, the FTR is the dust trail just below the hill on the horizon. I have a old Motorola Tundra ruggedised flip phone for that I generally use instead of my usual Android due to it's much better reception etc.

Lots of spots like this that are 5 minutes or less off of the road for camping spots that I would suspect that a KLR hack could make it in.


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Old 10-24-2012, 04:26 PM   #21
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Thnx

Yeah, nice to be able to get to high ground within cell phone range to call in. Don't get me going about cell phone coverage... I'm with Rogers, and their coverage away from TC-1 is pathetic. Consistently my buddy Reg gets coverage in some pretty remote areas, and I get NO SIGNAL! Still looking for the Rockies Backroad Mapbook - even MEC here in Wpg didn't have it!
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #22
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Just stumbled across this! graveltravel.ca

http://www.graveltravel.ca/index.php...id=1&Itemid=19

This gets me going! Anyone got more pics... and/or suggestions of where to camp along the route?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #23
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http://www.graveltravel.ca/index.php...id=1&Itemid=19

This gets me going! Anyone got more pics... and/or suggestions of where to camp along the route?

This is a nice spot we have camped at a few times, ~20km South of the the Red Deer River bridge and ~10km off of the FTR (Point B on the link).

http://goo.gl/maps/CsUUv
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:37 AM   #24
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Thnx Jason!

Exactly what we're looking for - big Thnx!
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:02 AM   #25
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Keeping an eye on this thread...

I turn 40 next year and the wife has authorized (maybe I just dreamed that part) a fly+ride or a week-long ride, depending on how the bank accounts look. So, either South to ride a bike home, or taking the KLR to the Mountains or a loop of Superior.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:19 AM   #26
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I checked out Google Earth and it clearly shows a road that goes from Cadomin to Mountain Park and then winding back east to the FTR. Yesterday I bought a big thick "Canada Back Road Atlas" on sale, but I don't see it in this map book!

I just went on-line here: http://www.backroadmapbooks.com/shop...roducts_id=198 and bought this .pdf


Much more detail in the "Canadian Rockies" edition. That road thru the Mountain Park mine site and Cardinal Reserve area is clearly shown. I've seen it mentioned that recent mining in the Cadomin/Mountain Park mine site renders that route impassable back to the FTR. Anyone know... is this still the case? Can anyone comment on using this route?
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #27
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I plan on running that connector as soon as the roads are clear up there and will post up when I do.
Thnx! That would be super helpful. I'll check out your guys's ride report(s).
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:40 PM   #28
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I rode it a couple of times last summer as it is close to my "neck of the woods" as it were - this should be as up to date as you are going to get; phone numbers to call as well:

http://www.teck.com/Generic.aspx?PAG...&portalName=tc

http://www.teck.com/DocumentViewer.a...&portalName=tc
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:51 PM   #29
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Thnx! great info & pics. I took the hint re the "Mobius Trip", found this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4709 ...and am just checking it out now. Such gorgeous country!
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