Grey Creek Pass

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

  1. Lav1200

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    The power line bypass is often "open" sooner than the actual road. It's has a slightly lower peak altitude. I plan to also do a recon of the decommissioned route towards late June.
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  2. 250senuf

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    I'll be heading up from the west. I'm guessing you'll be heading from the east end. :D
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  3. Deadly99

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    Thanks :clap

    Got another question for you as well, between Fairmont and Kimberly on the west side of the valley there appears to be a series of old logging roads. Going by memory here, I want to say Findlay Creek (might be way off) area. When I used to live in the valley we used to snowmobile up in that area. Anyone ridden a bike on those roads ? Zooming in with Google maps it appears as if you could stay up on the "bench" and avoid the main highway for quite a long stretch.......


    :lurk
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  4. Lav1200

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    Yes - Findlay Creek is a great road. Also - there is a lookout near there (Skookumchuk) that offers great views of the valley and is easily done by a big bike. There is also a very long power line running from Skookumchuk down to Kimberley that is a blast to ride... DS Autobahn.

    Is this is for your TCAT routing? I can flip you some GPS tracks for this.

    Cheers,
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  5. Deadly99

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    :thumb

    Thanks :freaky
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  6. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    This was taken in October up Meachen Creek on the way to White Boar Lake. A really great area to ride in adjacent to the Gray Creek route.

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    Heading into White Boar
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    This is on the back side of St. Mary's Lake as you head towards Kimberley. There is a thread about how to get there on Dual Sport BC ...
    http://www.dualsportbc.com/forums/s...th-Ripple-Meachen-Creek-St-Mary-s-Ride-Report

    As far as direction goes, I think the ride is much more scenic going east to west.

    Looking west at Gray Creek Pass.

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  7. Nighman

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    I was wondering if anyone knows if this pass is open or not? Rob1313 tried it a couple weeks ago and it was blocked by a slide.
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  8. rob1313

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    Are you guys telling me that we are going to have to send a guy all the way from Alberta (again) to see if this pass is open? :ear
    Not that we won't do it....
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  9. Shibby!

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    I'd be up for trying it some weekend. I've never been but people say it's a nice ride.

    I'd do it this weekend but I have already gave my work to help put epoxy flooring down in my buddies garage on Saturday..
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  10. rob1313

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    Nigh is going to try it this weekend. He'll let us know when he gets back if it was open yet or not. He'll be going from the Kimberly side.
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  11. DNF

    DNF Been here awhile

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    My friend has the contract to decommission roads out here (yeah don't even get me started). Next time I see him I am going to ask about this road.

    The work he has done is just saddening to see...

    A lot of snow has melted out here. Looking at the mountain at the west end exit it has snow on the top quarter now.
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  12. rob1313

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    Thanks DNF.
    I was in your town for a night about 3 weeks ago. Next time I'm though I'll ping you for a coffee.
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  13. DORION

    DORION Been here awhile

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    JUST SPECTACULAR PHOTOS, GOT TO GET OUT THAT WAY LOOKS LIKE AMAZING RIDING.


    QUOTE=borscht zanetti;14707288]This was taken in October up Meachen Creek on the way to White Boar Lake. A really great area to ride in adjacent to the Gray Creek route.

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    Heading into White Boar
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    This is on the back side of St. Mary's Lake as you head towards Kimberley. There is a thread about how to get there on Dual Sport BC ...
    http://www.dualsportbc.com/forums/s...th-Ripple-Meachen-Creek-St-Mary-s-Ride-Report

    As far as direction goes, I think the ride is much more scenic going east to west.

    Looking west at Gray Creek Pass.

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  14. Shibby!

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    :clap

    Might be doing a 800 or so KM ride on the long weekend. Mostly all off-road that includes this section. Would love to know!

    Will be camping it to add to the adventure.
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  16. rob1313

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    No joy guys. The pass is still blocked. Nigh tried it yesterday with no luck. I might try again in August. Maybe. Depends on lots of things here
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  17. rockies-GS

    rockies-GS Been here awhile

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    Usually the pass is only open around mid July. But with all the snow we had last year and the cool spring ..... it is probably going to be a while ...

    i can't wait to ride it though ... and try my new TKC's
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  18. Nighman

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    Well as Rob said the pass is still blocked. Going in from the Kimberly side you pass a sign that said there is a slide at K12. There are a couple areas where there were slides but you can pass them now.

    This was about K10

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    This is the K12 slide

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    I got to within about K19 to the Grey Creek side and came to this.

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    Looks like we will have to wait a while longer yet.
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  19. Shibby!

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    If you wanted to do the work, could you have skirted along the side there then dug out the second one?

    At K19, I assume you still had a long way to go where it'd only get worse?
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  20. Nighman

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    When I got to this point it was about 3:30pm. Who knows what was under the snow and who knows what was past that slide. Also there was nobody else around and I was alone so if I got hurt I would have been in some real trouble (I do have a spot at least). I will wait till the end of July and try it again, it will still be there.
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