Assorted B.C. Tracks

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  1. Lycan1

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    I have lots of tracks from British Columbia so I decided to create a thread for sharing those, and here it is.

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    Harrison Loop starting at Washington Sumas Border crossing. This was created from tracks collected from my own riding and using Google earth. It has been a few years since I last rode East Harrison, but from all recent reports it is in better shape now than then.

    It is remote and sparsely traveled so be careful and if doing it solo carry a Spot or similar device. I have seen things go wrong for experienced riders on some of the steeper, rockier terrain.

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    East Kootenay Loop;

    A loop in the East Kootenays that includes the Paradise Mine loop as well as Bull Creek FSR and more Forest Service Roads from Whiteswan Provincial Park to Radium and Fort Steel to Fernie via Hartley Pass. This is a Mostly Big Bike Friendly ride.

    The Paradise Mine Loop I have not yet done myself but Big Bikes have, so it depends on the rider. All the rest of the tracks are easily doable on large machines with riders comfortable on loose surfaces.

    Fuel and camp spots are noted.

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  3. Lycan1

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    Huge File of Assorted BC Tracks.

    This should keep you planning for awhile!

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  4. BCBelstaff

    BCBelstaff Been here awhile

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    Thanks for this!
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  5. OldRnger

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    Thanks a bunch; very helpful. J.
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  6. Lycan1

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    Bella Coola To Williams Lake

    You could do this on a Sport Bike if it is dry. Back in 2010 I did.

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  7. COLORADOF800GS

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    Thanks for posting! I just found the Gravel Travel Canada site and they had some really great information there as well.
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  8. rdhamg

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    Thanks we are planning a short jaunt into Canada this summer, and these tracks will help. Appreciate the post.
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  9. IanInCalgary

    IanInCalgary Been here awhile

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    One of the gpx files (BC Misc) posted above, shows a road that passes through the Osoyoos Indian Reserve immediately east of Oliver. The road is called Camp McKinney. Is it OK to pass through the reserve on this road?

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    I did, and don't recall any signs saying it was forbidden. Not like the ones on the T'sutina reserve west of Calgary ( the only one I've ever seen like that).
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    Thanks love the far north west,
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  12. BCBackRoads

    BCBackRoads Travels with Gumby

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    Thanks again for posting these tracks. A small group of us are heading out on Friday for a week or more of exploring around the Kootenays. I've lifted some of your tracks to check out.

    Cheers, Wayne
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  13. Qwazert

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    In September of this year, we took the road from Oliver, all the way to Camp McKinney....no problems.
    Camp McKinney, on the other hand, has its own share of problems. We were hoping to find a quiet ghost town, but found a garbage dump instead.
    It's amazing how far people will go out of their way, to dump their crap.....Rant over.

    We did find some footings and remnants of old buildings, core samples, and even a collapsed portal...so it wasn't a complete waste of time, just disheartening.
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    Jesmond area near Big Bar lake Provincial Park.
    Nice ride up to the Jesmond Fire Lookout...outstanding views in all directions! Mostly "C" with some C+/B for a few hundred meters near the top...USE CAUTION!

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    Mahood Lake and surrounding area.
    So many miles of FSR around here...so many possibilities. One caveat I have for this map is the waypoint marked BRIDGE 2.
    This is a decrepit little bridge that receives NO maintenance and although it was still in place as of August 2016...I cannot guarantee it is still there now.
    Depending on the level of the creek, you "may" be able to do a water crossing if you have a come-along/recovery gear or enough people.
    Other than that one little glitch...this is mostly "C" riding and is big-bike friendly.

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    Deadman Valley and area.
    So much to see in this neighbourhood! Hoodoos, old mines, a renowned waterfall and dozens of lakes...not to mention the "Center of the Universe" as decreed by Buddhist Monks.

    This is another one of those locales where you could spend DAYS exploring...Enjoy!

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