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East Kootenay Adventure Riders

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

  1. Holaday

    Holaday Man of Leisure

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    I just spent 2 weeks in the west Kootenays on the same program.



  2. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    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.
  3. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Been here awhile

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    Hi. Has anyone done canoe mountain on an adv bike? That is east Kootenay, right? Lol
    Anyone want to try Saturday?
  4. spuh

    spuh Long timer Supporter

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    It's in the Cariboo. People drive 2wd pick-em-ups up Canoe.
  5. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I do t know what that is. A side by side?
  6. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Cariboo is an area of the interior of BC. South of Prince George.
  7. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Been here awhile

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    I meant a 2wd pick me up? Is that how BC people say pick up truck?
  8. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    :nod Usually if they come from the Maritimes...
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  9. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Planning on running the rig up Canoe Mountain in a week or so. I'll let you know if 1wd can make it.
  10. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    So used to hearing that, it didn't even register. ;)
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  11. dakota_c69

    dakota_c69 Adventurer

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    Hi,

    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?

    Thanks!

    Glenn.
  12. cal08

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    Hi Glenn.

    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.
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  13. dakota_c69

    dakota_c69 Adventurer

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    Thank Cal, that sounds awesome.

    Glenn.
  14. 2wheellifer

    2wheellifer Adventurer

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    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.
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  15. cal08

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    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.
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  16. dakota_c69

    dakota_c69 Adventurer

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    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!
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    Glenn.
  17. cal08

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    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.
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  18. dakota_c69

    dakota_c69 Adventurer

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  19. Stephen Schmid

    Stephen Schmid Beadblaster

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    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.
  20. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    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.
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