West Koots

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

  1. Holaday

    Holaday Man of Leisure

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    Been there. A couple of times actually. Didn’t recognize it. It’s been a few years We just parked there and hiked up to the lakes and huts above. Thanks
  2. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    A little east Koots business the last four days...all the way to Alberta actually. You guys wouldn’t believe me if I told you...

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  3. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Try me, I spent 39 years the That'a either the Bull River or heading up to Whiteswan ?????
  4. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    Bull river yup...back riding more later.
  5. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    And Hartley pass ??
    Cant say I don't dearly miss the Rockies
  6. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    PXL_20201006_211614646.jpg PXL_20201006_212734316.jpg Lots of colour out in the mountains, better not waste any sunny days, only 75 days until the first day of...
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  7. KootsMike

    KootsMike Adventurer

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    Anyone able to provide transport for a 250 dual sport from Kamloops to Nelson in the next couple weeks or so?
    Looking at a bike, trying to sort transport vs pickup before I put money on it.
  8. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    I’m hoping the days rush by ... for my own highly selfish reasons.

    But do bring on the fall Kootenay colours. Hey, we used to do a Group ride by that name!
  9. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    15 cm snow warning on the passes.
    I rode through Rossland today and it was chilly.
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  10. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Went for a ride to Kaslo early/mid afternoon, the snow line was well down the mountains on the east side of Kootenay Lake.
    Mt. Nelson (Elephant Mtn.) had dusting on top early morning but it melted before noon.
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  11. KootsMike

    KootsMike Adventurer

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    It had snowed on Kootenay Pass, was all off the road by 2 when I went over.
  12. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    oct 12 2020.jpg Paulson
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  13. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    CBC B.C. photo. Is that you?

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  14. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Oh that's not good! I do hope they made it safely to shelter!
  15. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    not me but been there ;( more times than I care to remember
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  16. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    Wet snow is the worst.
  17. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    The snow's not so much the problem as the cars going faster passing
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  18. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Long timer

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    That's unacceptable risk for me, too vulnerable to other drivers and, even worse, passing trucks with chimp drivers. I doubt he had expected to encounter these conditions.
  19. KootsMike

    KootsMike Adventurer

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    Heading to the ‘loops next weekend to pick up a bike (trailering). Hope it’s not repeat weather.
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  20. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    My friend was coming back from Alaska in the fall a few years ago...

    He ended pushing threw 8" too 10" of snow for a few hundred miles,,, he said it was the most painful slow ride of his life...

    He had hypothermia for 2 days,,, deep deep inside he said...

    Burrrrrrr