East Kootenay Adventure Riders

Discussion in 'Canada' started by CanadianRocky, May 9, 2014.

  1. JDakota

    JDakota Adventurer

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    Found this interesting.... DCD9C604-402B-4462-BC52-34DFFADE916E.png
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  2. AirXn

    AirXn Adventurer

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    Anyone been up to Stella mine near wasa?


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  3. JDakota

    JDakota Adventurer

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    Not this year but in past years yes. Some steep sections with loose rocks and boulders as well as a few sections where vertigo could be an issue to some. The road should be mostly clear of snow by now but the mine site will more than likely have lots of snow due to the way it is tucked into a sheltered draw.
  4. Jäger_

    Jäger_ Osons

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    Ski patrol/parasailing Rob could probably give you some good info on the Estella Mine road.
  5. Captain Lew

    Captain Lew Under Heaven Over Hell

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    Is that the mtn road you can see from Wasa side. Freaks me out just thinking about it!
  6. Jäger_

    Jäger_ Osons

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    Yes. But unless something weird has happened to the road in the last two years, you can take just about any normal clearance vehicle right to the mine site at the top.

    However, like Switzerland, there are no guard rails...

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    End of the road at the old Estella Mine/camp site. A lot has changed since we came up here with Dad hunting mule deer and bighorn sheep about 55 years ago. Almost nothing left anymore, and the talk a few years ago of reopening the mine seems to have disappeared.

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    BTW, I used to work as a blaster underground. I highly recommend you stay the hell out of any mine workings, no matter how safe you think it might be to go in "just a little bit".
  7. Jäger_

    Jäger_ Osons

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  8. Captain Lew

    Captain Lew Under Heaven Over Hell

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    [QUOTE="Jäger 1, post: 35223220, member

    BTW, I used to work as a blaster underground. I highly recommend you stay the hell out of any mine workings, no matter how safe you think it might be to go in "just a little bit".[/QUOTE]

    You don’t need to convince me! But it is never bad to say.

    The road pictures don’t look as bad as I thought. Still... quite a drop. Lol
  9. AirXn

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    When was this ride Rick? Nice pictures.


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  10. RamonaRider

    RamonaRider BeginnerMind

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    KOOTENAY!

    Sorry, I just got back from a ride through the Canadian rockies and fell in love with the Kootenays, esp Kootenay National Park which we only just slid straight through... It's now an exclamation of pure joy: Kootenay!

    I can hardly wait to return. My RR is in "Epic Rides", title includes "badass chicks", if you're interested. And so but for now, vicariously enjoying this long thread. Rock on!
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  11. AirXn

    AirXn Adventurer

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  12. Pjammer

    Pjammer Been here awhile

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    Good day folks.
    I'm wondering if anyone has a gpx file of the Fauquier power line trail they'd like to share. I did some exploring there early this spring, but ran into snow everywhere. Would like to give it a go in a couple weeks, when out visiting my sister in nakusp
  13. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Let me know if you'd like some riding company for that. I live on the east side of the route and have been meaninng to have a closer look.
  14. Pjammer

    Pjammer Been here awhile

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    Will do. It will be on Fri, Sept 21st, if I can swing the time off. Where are you located?
  15. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Go to this post:
    https://advrider.com/index.php?threads/passmore-fauquier-track.772753/
  16. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I'm literally at the east end of the route between hwy 6 and Fauquier.
  17. Pjammer

    Pjammer Been here awhile

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  18. Pjammer

    Pjammer Been here awhile

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    Will be in touch, closer to the date
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  19. 250senuf

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  20. Pjammer

    Pjammer Been here awhile

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