West Koots

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  1. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Long timer

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    They should... part of Kootenay history. Mind you, I've lived here for 7 decades now.
    In the late 60's early 70's, I worked just down the road from there....
  2. knight

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    It's the entrance to the abandoned quarry , 8 telephone poles past Meadow Creek on the left when your heading north
  3. Ymirtrials

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    Bingo!
    I’ve never investigated the history of this quarry but I was told this is where the stone for Nelson’s court house came from. A couple more photos of it, also I don’t remember there being all the graffiti the last time I was there?
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    Ok Knight, your go.
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  4. knight

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    Who can go 3 for 3 ?

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  5. 250senuf

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    I think you're right. Marblehead, either the name of the place or the quarry.
  6. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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  7. Hill Climber

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    A quarter mile south of the Marblehead quarry was the Kootenay Forest Products (KFP) Marblehead operations camp location that housed the logging operations for the KFP mill in Nelson. Bunkhouses, kitchen/dining hall and a fully equipped mechanical division. Logging trucks hauled their logs to the Lardeau log dump... tugboats towed the log booms to the Nelson sawmill. No doubt a lot of inmates Dads/Grandfathers may have worked either in the Nelson sawmill or worked and stayed in Marblehead.

    Many years after the quarry operations ceased, KFP set up the logging camp, and I think it operated between the 60's and 80's.

    Further north of Marblehead (near Gerrard) is the John Fenger Memorial Park with the John Fenger Memorial Trail winding through it. Fenger was a prominent forester player for KFP.
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  8. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    Good stuff! :thumb
  9. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Quarry?Memorial? That's two clues for you guys!:wink:

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  10. Ymirtrials

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    We are still working on knight’s three in a row...
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  11. 250senuf

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    Taking a low key approach on Knight's here
  12. Ymirtrials

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    I don’t know the first one, second is in front if Toad Rock campground on Hwy 31
    The third is farther Up the road just after Coffee cr looking at Loki.
  13. knight

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    You got two of em

    A clue for the first one:
    It's on one of the best roads leaving Nelson
  14. 250senuf

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    Only three choices:
    - toward Castlegar
    - toward Balfour
    - toward Salmo
    Which is the best?
    Hmmm
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    rtw02 Been here awhile

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  16. knight

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    You blew it , there is more than one way to Castlegar

    That hand is your sign to hang a left to the best paved turn in all the Kootenays
  17. Ymirtrials

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    :scratch
    Great now I’ve got to look for a big concrete hand AND a great left....
  18. knight

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    It took me a while to get that photo ,as there is usually a car parked in front of the hand

    The great corner is farther down the road after turning left , the corner is only really great when heading towards Nelson,
    so you will have to ride it both ways
    It's then an uphill tight right hander , if you can maintain a good pace and stay in your lane without chopping the throttle
    you will have done better than my first 20 times around that corner
  19. Ymirtrials

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    Ride it both ways too...oh man this is turning around into a scavenger hunt!! :lol3
  20. H96669

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    Yep!:clapI usually take pics then post within a day!