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Discussion in 'Canada' started by CanadianRocky, May 9, 2014.
I just spent 2 weeks in the west Kootenays on the same program.
Nice, I see you have the stand ups as well. I seriously have to add some Kayaks or a Canoe to my set up. so many lakes to explore the shore line in that area. All of BC for that matter. I might have to look into a blow up so I can carry it on the side car. Hmmm now there's an idea that'll take some research.
Hi. Has anyone done canoe mountain on an adv bike? That is east Kootenay, right? Lol
Anyone want to try Saturday?
It's in the Cariboo. People drive 2wd pick-em-ups up Canoe.
Thanks. I do t know what that is. A side by side?
Cariboo is an area of the interior of BC. South of Prince George.
I meant a 2wd pick me up? Is that how BC people say pick up truck?
Usually if they come from the Maritimes...
Planning on running the rig up Canoe Mountain in a week or so. I'll let you know if 1wd can make it.
So used to hearing that, it didn't even register.
My Wife, baby and I will be camping in Golden for the long weekend. We are hoping we can get a friend to watch the baby for a few hours, so we can take a ride. Where can I go for some spectacular views without too much technical terrain for the wife and my 790R?
Others will chime in.
If I was doing a 2 up with my wife, I would head toward kinbasket lake, west of golden about 25 km. The drive there is really nice along the valley. You can go on either side of the lake, but I’m most familiar with the right side. Take a right at the big bend road toward Donald. Tons of great views, picnic stops, some old growth forest hikes. At Esplanade Bay recreational site, walk toward the waterfront and find that the eons of erosion have carved out perfect day beds just above water level. The sun will have warmed the rocks, so it’s a great place to stop and get comfy. and the views are fantastic, to me anyway. Good place for a smooch or two, and to share a lunch and a bit of wine. Backcountry map books has the details.
You could zip up and over to Revy for dinner, longer tho.
You could head toward Radium to see the Bugaboo spire, a lot longer.
You could hit Emerald lake for lunch and a walk.
Ditto to lake Louise.
It’s a very good staging area, Golden.
Thank Cal, that sounds awesome.
A short trip just south of town to the para sail launch. It’s mountain top overlooking the valley. Spectacular in the evening as you are looking at west at the sunset.
On second thought the kinbasket line may be outside of the timeline of a few hours. Emerald lake is always a win. The 100 km twisties to radium for ice cream is a great option as well. 1 hr each way for both. 1 hour of dawdle time. 3 hr round trip.
Edit: if the ski hil gondola is open, the restaurant on the top is really nice, and the views of the valley are top tier.
Thanks for all the pointers! Had a good ride today, but the wife decided to leave her gear at home, so I went solo. I found some stuff off Log Dump Rd. Climbed up away before turning back due to not wanting too much risk while solo.
Tomorrow I wanna plan something else. I was thinking of riding the twisties to Panarama resort, then taking the Today Creek Rd. Looks like it loops around to the Enid Rd/Bruce Creek Rd.
Is that a sensible road to ride solo on the 790 ADV R? How long would that loop take?
Thanks again for the help!
Yes. Lots of big bikes do it. It can be gnarly for some, however. I’m around in radium tomorrow and am going out in those areas, just not that line. Pm if you want to meet. I’ve some great big bike lines I can show you on the way if the timing works.
Just up at paradise area last week and is posted as no trespassing. I went up Bruce creek to paradise. The road thru toby creek adventures is also private. I think you can contact them and they will let you thru for a fee.
Planning a four day trip with a couple friends out to the east Koots, the blue line is one of the idea. Have any of you ridden or know if these connections from Fort Steel and all the way around to Creston work? We are all on small bikes, KTM 500's and my WR. Any info is appreciated.