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West Koots

Discussion in 'Canada' started by borscht zanetti, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. cmattina

    cmattina Long timer

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  2. Holaday

    Holaday Man of Leisure

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    Its gravelmap.com

    Looks like a good resource. Thanks Esox
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    Last time I was up Quinn creek there was a washout with no way around that was a few years ago. Hartley and Sulphur creek are the same thing I believe never was aware of Irving
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    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Different every year. Last time went up I got 3/4 of the way after a few minor washout then got stuck at the top of a bigger washout. Lucky for me two guys from search and rescue came along in a big 4x4 and helped me out. They said north of where I was, was impassable no matter what I was riding. I turned around after getting a wtf are you doing up here by your self?!
    I used to have pictures but Photobucket killed those.
  6. cmattina

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    Thanks for the Intel. Seems Hartley and Bull River are pretty good gravel all the way to White River. From White River we will head to Canal Flats, and then up Kootenay Forest Governent Road north.

    I saw some pics from another ride report from a few years back (https://advrider.com/f/threads/calgarians-that-dualsport.431728/page-314) and Quinn seemed to be "passable" for big bikes but more suitable for dual sports. My wife is on an old 885i Triumph Tiger and i'm on a 950 Supermoto made up to be a dual sport: We might play it safe and avoid it especially as she is new to offroad and that Tiger is pretty fuckin' big (great for gravel road cruising)... Though Quin does look cool...
  7. cmattina

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    Would have liked to see.
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    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    aebbern_July%204%202015%20-%20Crowsnest-Kootenay%20day%20ride_DSCN2022.jpg
    This from Lav 1200 post.
    Look how steep the bank is he is failing to get up.
    I stopped (was turned around) before I saw this but it goes to show the conditions are Very different year to year. In the spring that washout would have been a raging river. Best time is August for a try up Quinn and not alone or with your wife along ( unless she is a power lifter from the Black Forest region).
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  9. cmattina

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    Yeah, that is the same pic I linked to actually. "Doable" with a couple buddies to help. Of course, some people are pretty damn good riders on big bikes and could breeze through and over all that. But, not us!
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    Be careful on the time of year. I did Fernie to Whiteswan Lake on a July long weekend and was the first thru after 2 or 3 leftover snow slides were crossed.
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  11. devildogg

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    Couple of pics from Hartley Pass, Sulphur creek and the Bull, and Whiteswan we used to ride out to Skookumchuck for a skook burger they were the best, gone now DSCF0625.JPG

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  12. cmattina

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    So it looks like our parking in Sparwood situation may be falling through. Does anyone have any ideas for parking a Frontier and 4x8' trailer in Sparwood or Fernie?
  13. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    My hunt for a WRR is officially on. Used prices on all dual sports are very high just now. I’ve upped my budget accordingly. But im a cash buyer looking for a well sorted DS bike. PM if you see anything. I’ve got the fever bad :dic:bert:mulie
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  14. 2wheellifer

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    Ghostrider Motorsport in Fernie might help you.
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    I'm curious to know how far up the Duncan FSR you can go now? Used to be able to ride up to the Glacier Park boundary, then a bridge washed out that I think got fixed since. It's so remote up there and so much bear scat, that it seems best to go with a buddy. From Glacier Creek CG, I think I clocked 217 Km out and back to the park boundary. Here's a pic taken up near the park boundary.
    DuncanFSR1.JPG

    A couple of shots on the way there...
    DuncanFSR2.JPG DuncanFSR3.JPG
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  16. KootsMike

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    Not 100% sure how far. I know a guy that was contracted to take out a couple bridges up there a few years back.
    The CO’s probably know, because they are up there all the time.
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    Mine would be up for sale, just as soon as I got an AJP PR7.
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    Outlaw motor sports in Kamloops had a used one with upgrades last fall - they never did add it to their website, I don’t think. Might be worth a call? Other than that, two new ones at Playmor, as posted earlier, and a 2013 on Kijiji (Cranbrook?) at 6500
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    This is exciting....you are going to love the blue cool-aid.....:nod
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  20. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Fantastic photos !