Canada's Best Kept Secret: 500km from the nearest paved road, solo in Northern BC.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Crooked Creek, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Fishenough

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    Awesome RR, just looked through all the pretty pictures again today.

    My son and I have just relocated to the south peace area this month, currently bike-less :(:, but can't wait to explore the country side further come spring on 2 wheels. And hopefully follow some of your tracks - bought the same 'GPS' as you last week. Does my heart good to see that not all back road exploring done in the peace country is not via truck mounted 4 wheeled ATV's. Nothing against ATV's at all, just 2 wheels are 2 wheels.

    Also a driver of RHD vehicles for the last 11 years, though the last 5 were in Thailand, a fisherman and a wanna be hunter one day soon. Though I'll admit that a Safari is in my future.

    Thanks for the inspiration Ben.
  2. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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  3. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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    You need to stop eating for a week and then try it. Not criticising but you're picky because your body doesn't really know true hunger and has been conditioned to limited acceptable tastes.

    It's not that you have to be starving to eat game, you just have to reset your system.

    Also game should be prepared and cooked correctly - not in the same way as bland supermarket beef.
  4. hardwaregrrl

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    Exactly how I got over not enjoying river fish....now it's all I think about. Can't wait to taste the venison I bring home this fall, it's hard teaching yourself to hunt and fish without a mentor and in a major city. Wish I lived in the boonies.
  5. Mercenary

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    Well...when the world wide apocalypse comes then I'll reset my system to eat wild game. Till then I'll stick to my BBQ steaks thanks!:D
  6. manfromthestix

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    I think it's the comedian Ron White who does a skit about some of his buddies yakking on and on about their hunting trips and all the hard work they go to in their efforts to bring home some meat. Ron says, hell, how hard can it be? I bagged two white tails with my Suburban just last week! :D I tell you, if you aren't careful driving around here you can nail one daily. I watch like a hawk for deer when I'm on the bike. There seem to be as many deer in the city limits as there are in the forest; maybe you just need a bow and some flood lights in your back yard.

    Nice elk, BTW; hope he wasn't in the rut yet, they can be so stinky! I miss eating elk...

    Still waiting for the geology quiz, Ben! :deal

    Doug
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    I draw the line at people asking me to cut off the crust of their PB&J :D
  8. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    Tell me about it. Guess what I ran into tonight...

    [​IMG]

    On the way back from grouse hunting with my boy...he came out of nowhere at full speed.

    Thankfully the ARB bumper did it's job and it looks like the deer took the worst of it.

    [​IMG]
  9. hardwaregrrl

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    Geeze Ben, glad you guys were belted in!!! :eek1 So another for the freezer??
  10. Creekgeek

    Creekgeek Master Finger Painter

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    A no-eye deer?
    Still no-eye deer?
  11. 1Down-5Up

    1Down-5Up Been here awhile

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  12. nicola_a

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    Wow, I was planning on doing a long motorcycle trip through Europe after spending the winter in the Canadian Rockies....
    But you're making me rethink my choice of continent!

    CC; did you carry fuel with you? I've only read about one stop for gas so far in about 2000kms!
  13. Crooked Creek

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    Don't worry, I stopped for gas. I'm just getting to the remote part of the trip, I did do a stretch of 512 kms at one point without refueling. I didn't need to carry any. With the fuel-sipping WR250R and the IMS 20l tank, I have up to a 600km fuel range if I'm careful, but I did have to wheel and deal some fuel in the wildernessnas you will find out.
  14. manfromthestix

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    Tell me about it. Guess what I ran into tonight...


    Ughhhh.... That's too bad. When I first moved to Virginia I bought my first new car in 14 years (seriously! I like to keep 'em!) and IMMEDIATELY nailed a white tail with it, like under 1000 miles. I hit another one at ~3000 miles, and nothing since (now at 115,000 on the car). I've either removed to stoopidest ones from my neighborhood or I've learned more about driving safely in their territory. It's funny, I've also got a 3/4-ton 4X4 truck and I've never even come close to hitting a deer in that thing, just the little car. Fooking forest rats, I say.

    Glad you weren't injured and that's a FINE photo of your son and his grouse!

    Doug
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    Uhmmmmm.....WTF?! You got kids or somethin'?:D
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    Wow girl that is just not rite ! You having to teach your self that is .
  17. Roughshod

    Roughshod weld proud

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    Great RR! Brings back memories for me. I treeplanted in alot of these places in the late 80's/early 90's.
  18. Creekgeek

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    I am beginning to understand why this area remains a "Best Kept Secret". Nicely done. :eek1
  19. southforkspeedster

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    wow:deal:deal amazing:clap:clap thanks for taking the time to share:norton
  20. Jimy_tapp

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    Eh ... let's see more commitment to this thread here eh flatlander, its awesome. A bit chaotic ... but that's good, because it mimics my life.

    You know recently I was reading some historic piece about the PG region around the late 1800's, and the thing that stood out to me was how many guys drowned .... :huh

    But you're inspiring me to do some of the same things your up to, including looking into this packrafting. Also read a good book years ago about some dudes hitting the Germansen Landing area to placer mine during the 30's (guy who wrote the book never made any money). I've never forgotten about the area, we almost moved to Cassiar in the 80's but my dad backed out at the last second... guess asbestos isn't for everybody.

    ...also moose should now be referred to as "swamp-donkeys", just learned that one from someone from your area, I like it.

    Cheers ... keep living large brother.