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Grey Creek Pass

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Hektoglider, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Whats the chances of getting through on a GSA or Super Tenere??? May head that way next week.
  2. edwin

    edwin Been here awhile

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    thanks for the report hoppingalong...dynamite
  3. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    On the DSBC Gray Creek Pass thread there is a new post from cyclehunter:

    "I did the pass August 29,2012 on a KLR650 and it looks like they got it all cleaned up with just a few bumpy spots."

    Hope that helps.
  4. NEDMAN

    NEDMAN Been here awhile

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    Pass is open. Went over from east to west in my TJ yesterday and while there are some rough spots and one sink hole no issue at all. Even met a guy in a Mercedes (car) that made it from the east to near the top before it got too rough. Signs say closed for the season but gates are open and shouldn't be a problem for any adventure bike. Flour silt is pretty deep on the west side so be prepared for that. Logging at 6km on the west side as well so watch for trucks.

    Met an orange KTM up top....one of us??
  5. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Thanks for that. Off for a week long trip tomorrow and may try it on the way back.:clap
  6. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    It is in great shape. It might be easier to ride from west to east, as there is one stony hill that was better going down than up . Bull river /Hartley Pass is really good also
  7. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    rode it on Sept 12.
    you could have driven an RV through there.
    80 kph pretty well all the way. On a big dual sport.
  8. grumpybear

    grumpybear Been here awhile

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    I went across 2 days ago on my weestrom, going east to west. Certainly didn't see much of the 80 KPH stuff. I really liked the scarf on the west side,very thankful for the pink surveyor ribbon across the road marking the drop off, could have been a bit of wreck otherwise!

    grump
  9. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Obviously still major snowpack up there, but would sure like to know when/if the pass will be open last week of July. Hoping to tie that route in either going to, or returning from, the sidecar rally at Balfour Toad Rock Campground.
  10. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    The snow will be gone by then but who knows how much debris will need to be cleared.
    Check in closer to the time. I'll do a recon, maybe by mid June, if it ever stops RAINING.
  11. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Appreciated! Looks like an awesome backcountry ride for a prairie boy!
  12. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Absolutely! The ratio of flat boring roads to fun-to-drive roads is quite skewed. That's why I take max opportunity to head for the hills when able. :D
  13. edwin

    edwin Been here awhile

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    GWN...
    is that the rig in your thumbnail photo the unit you would rock thru the rocks on Grey Crk Pass? one or two wheel drive? (i know it is not 3 wheel drive ;)
  14. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    No, I wouldn't beat up the Goldwing rig on rough gravel. Over a year ago I bought this KLR sidecar rig... this is IMO a killer nice setup for gravel, really stable at 80-90 km/h. I've put about 13,000 kms on this so far - I consider this my country cruiser/backcountry rig... can bring lots of decent camping gear along to camp in relative comfort (knock on wood).

    [​IMG]
  15. corney

    corney Adventurer

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    That's cool!

    I think I would rather ride in the sidecar than on my KLR some days:beer
  16. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    Other than the remoteness, I do not see what the big deal is with Grey Creek Pass.
    It is not particularly challenging, there are very few views.
    Perhaps one has to wander off the trail. I did not see any opportunities to do this.
  17. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    Mostly the fact that it is an alternative to asphalt and a shorter option for getting to the ferry crossing. I do agree that it is not a particularly challenging road, but it beats riding slab, and it is rough enough that the cruiser crowd will never attempt it.
  18. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Is it sufficiently clear to drive a pickup truck through it this season?

    :dunno
  19. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Too early to know yet. I have it on my To-Do list to scout it near the end of June/early July on a non rainy day. It's usually open near the beginning of July. The snowpack this year is slightly above normal.

    I'll post when I've done my scout ride.
  20. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    I encountered an old beater motorhome (last year).
    Looked like he might have dragged the tail on a couple of corners/occasions.
    :D