West Koots

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  1. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    Last Sunday we got out for a wee look around up high…..
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  2. chevmekanik

    chevmekanik Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nice view!
  3. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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  4. Ymirtrials

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    You just never really know what you may find our riding in the Koots….found this, ummmm, interesting little set up down a two track quite a distance from where you could drive to in a truck. Interesting….:norton BD5498B8-77F5-4800-AF14-C56F779A2C61.jpeg
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  5. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    I’ve been away. Paddling near Telegraph Cove.
    I kayaked for years. It’s been years … But it still was exceptional.
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  6. spuh

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    I was about to ask where the smoke went.
  7. sector

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    I just watched this video on the Rady Creek FS road closure. It was posted in the 4WDABC Kootenays Facebook group. I thought it was well done.
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  8. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Thanks for posting that Sector.
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  9. Mike Ryder

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    Awe and wonder live there. We need more not less access to these places.
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  10. Stephen Schmid

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    Does anyone know if they have started the rehabbing or is it on hold.
  11. Ymirtrials

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    I have not been up there yet this season but I would be surprised if they are in there right now as most bush work is getting shut down due to fire risk. Down here most logging shows have pulled out.
  12. Holaday

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    Made it about 13 kms up American Creek FSR on Tuesday before Glynis got too nervous and made me turn around. Came up from Lardeau so didn't see what was happening at Rady FSR. Got above most of the smoke couldn't see back down to the lake.
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  13. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    That’s an excellent front tire, I’ve just completed wearing one out on the WRR.
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  14. Stephen Schmid

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    I am going to check out rady creek tomorrow and see if anything is happening. Can you get to the top of american creek? I read somewhere that the road is blocked around 10 km with boulders.
  15. spuh

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    I was going there today; pre trip found the master link clip about to fall off. If you have such a clip for a DID 520, I could join you :D
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    We got to past the 12 km mark. Turned around at one of the last switchbacks where the road reaches American creek. There is a boulder partially blocking the road down lower. No prob getting around it on a bike .
  17. smoky

    smoky Been here awhile

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    Hey, 3A north of Creston has the first half to the ferry freshly paved, they are finished and just painting the lines now. The north half is in very good shape too!
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  18. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    Rode that the other day. The smooth pavement is lovely. The long sections of 60 kmh not so much. Still, at midweek it was a pleasant ride.
  19. summitx

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    Its unlikely I'm going to make any friends here but here it goes. I was on Silvercup on Aug 10. There was a recent article in the Nelson News from a local hiker / mtn biker that was in support of quad use but very critical of the motorbike use and he is correct. If you want this area to stay open and if you don't want the motorbike users to become the bad guys you need to designate one track along the ridge and advertise widely that is the only place you go. The closure of this area is going to be directly attributed to motorbike use.
    The same thing happened at a KAR rally based in Rossland using trails in the RR. The trail built by locals and quite a nice ride takes you to the col between Crow and Neptune. Instead of staying on the jeep trail and heading down into Trident a few riders decided it was ok to chew the shit out of the ridge to try and climb up to the summit of Neptune. I'm a motorhead, I enjoy my bikes in the summer and my sled in the winter. This attitude of the new age rider on the new high tech equipment is going to ruin any chance we have to maintain access.
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  20. summitx

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    I just edited the op so its not critical of specific riders. That's unnecessary and likely not helpful. There are lots of tracks up there. It sucks as I think the only hope to save face for the motorcycle community would be to mark a route with signs pleading for folks not to ride off the trail. Problem is that kind of ruins the ride. I don't think any of the user groups want a well marked trail. This only leaves pleading with folks to have a little more respect for a sensitive alpine area that is becoming quite high profile. Not holding my breath.

    I guess you could electronically mark it, publish the track then ask folks not to stray from the gps track.............?? interesting project, down side it would attract a lot of use.
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