The Making of a Cross Canada Route

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Deadly99, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Here's hoping for 2021!
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  2. rwebell

    rwebell Been here awhile

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    We will still be here next year! Just means you have more time for detailed planning. The mosquitoes are brutal here this summer anyways (just trying to make you feel better).
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  3. rwebell

    rwebell Been here awhile

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    I grew up in Northern sask, nowhere near the TCAT but I’ll agree it’s a beautiful place as soon as you get off of the trans Canada Hwy and the people are awesome....and it has the highest number of days of sunshine in Canada!
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  4. snobear

    snobear Been here awhile

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    The TCAT does venture into a bit of northern Sask in Narrow Hills Provincial park
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  5. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Over the years I have had few finish up the TCAT here and tel me the prairies were some of the best parts. I guess if your pounding it out on the woods trails for a length of time the contrast to space and scenery is noteworthy.
    Thanks for posting that video @powderzone. It was inspiring.
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  6. sthamerica

    sthamerica Still learning

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    Anyone heard from Ross in Kelowna?
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Nice drone work in that video, pretty scenery you were riding through.
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  8. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    It has been years since he posted, it seems strange that he is not following as the interior of BC route was his baby..
  9. sthamerica

    sthamerica Still learning

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    We (“ the Kiwis”) stayed with Ross and his wife for 2 nights during our TCAT ride 7 years ago, and enjoyed their great hospitality. I emailed him some time back with no reply. Hopefully all is ok with them.
  10. rwebell

    rwebell Been here awhile

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    Cool, I didn’t realize it went that far north. That’s beautiful country.
  11. DrDuke

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    Is there anywhere one can get GPS files for the Ontario portions of the TCAT? I have emailed a few weeks ago but not heard back. Hoping to try some of the route out. I don't even mind if it's an older version of the files.
  12. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Ted is not the swiftest getting back to people, you could try to PM him here? The man behind it is Deadly99.
  13. soso2565

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    If you can find a gpx somewhere I would very like if you can share it too
    I'm from Ottawa, but looking to explore new route
    Thanks in advance
  14. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    rws53 Been here awhile

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    the files are not available for direct download...you have to request them and it seems it takes weeks or more for a response according to previous posts

    EDIT...well I'll have to eat those words. I emailed Ted at 1:59 pm today and got a response with the TCAT R8.0 file at 2:14 pm
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  16. skibum69

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    Between Whitbourne and Markland in Newfoundland.
  18. tofire409

    tofire409 Geared up and ready.

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    Thanks for the heads up. 3 or 4 of us are heading out the first week of July this year. Is the section from Red Lake south to Kenora good (for now)?
  19. Lurkerlou

    Lurkerlou Been here awhile

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    Send it!
  20. cmattina

    cmattina Been here awhile

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    Washout has been fixed.

    I still recommend turning LEFT off conifer road towards red lake, rather than right towards ear falls. Cooler route and Red Lake is a cool place to hang (you can hang at my place).

    As far as I know, Kenora to Red Lake is fine via Conifer - long-legged - suffle. Fill up in Kenora as seperation lake campground may not be open (call to confirm).

    PM me for details