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#1 xlcc

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 11:16 PM

My buddy and I gathered our camping gear and drove 2 hours highway  then 30kms. into an area where the logging has been shut down for Spring breakup.

The grader had plowed a turn around spot that we could drive to so that is where we set up camp.This spot was perfect as the road we wanted to ride up was right by camp at "0"KM.Another 34 kms. up this road led us to the last logging block where we climbed to the top and entered the timber to wiggle our way to alpine.

There was a big cornice hanging over a slide shute that we had to cross.This is where we seperated  just in case.Once by this hazard zone we managed to ride open ground up to a pass below Intersection Mt.This is where the B.C. Alberta border goes due north after following the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mts.I think this is where I did the Spot so you can see what the county is like.SPOT My Location | Saved by SPOT

We rode alpine over to another pass to look into Alberta.

It was getting late and time to find our way down another creek through the timber to the logging road.By the time we reached the top of another logging block it was dark.Only another 30 kms. to camp.After a couple of hot rum and something to eat we turned in for the night

I think there is about a 6 foot base of winter snow and about 10 to 12 inches of fresh heavy wet snow on top.

The next morning after a hardy breakfast off we rode another 28kms. up one road then 9 more kms. on a branch to check out another area.Again through the timber up a creek.It was pretty tight manouvering in the trees and lumpy terrain with short steep sections then we hit some swamps or meadows on little benches or just rode up the creek.

Once on top the wind was blowing drifting snow and rapidly changing weather.

Another long day covering the ground looking at places we might be able to get into then back down the trail we made and onto the road back to camp.Again darkness when we arrived.

The next morning we awoke to 4 more inches of snow and coming down like crazy.It was white in any direction with little chance of clearing.

We were prepared for 3 nights but decided to pack up camp and drive home as we would not be able to see.

 

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 02:58 AM

Very nice


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 04:40 AM

Awesome!   :righton


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 04:43 AM

Now that is roughing it! But with the hot rum and I can see a chimney for a stove, sounds like it was not too bad at all. Sounds like a really great adventure!!!



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 06:27 AM

I think that this is the ultimate snowmobile experience. Riding 120 kph along a groomed trail is great, but this kind of exploring is where the truly great stories come from.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 07:06 AM

Awesome adventure, look at those mountains!



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 09:57 AM

A couple more scenery shots.The weather was very windy and changing all the time with very flat light conditions.Sometimes very hard to tell if it was a steep dip or a rise.You had to be careful.Lots of drifting snow with hard and soft spots up high.It was a good workout for my little Tundra.

We were tucked in the trees on our way up for a break having a cup of tea.You can see the wind blowing the moss on the tree branches.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 10:28 AM

Looks like a great trip.  I love the idea of doing remote winter camping trips like this.  My brother and I did our first one in northern ID in mid-March.  We saw three people in 4 days of riding and two of those were at 5PM on the last day.  Only had cell service once in 4 days.  It was GREAT!   :D   Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:06 PM

Very nice pics.

 

I have the utmost of respect for you folks that have the " True Grit " to be able to do this.

 

Me on the other hand considers roughing it,  as a Hilton with no pool.

 

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:12 PM

Great adventure!



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Posted 10 April 2021 - 03:22 PM

Thanks guys,

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 04:17 PM

That’s quite the adventure!! This is a reminder to take the time to enjoy nature.

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 08:28 PM

nothing like living in the good ol outdoors, great pics too  B)



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Posted 10 April 2021 - 10:01 PM

Very nice pics.

I have the utmost of respect for you folks that have the " True Grit " to be able to do this.

Me on the other hand considers roughing it, as a Hilton with no pool.

Don~

I’m with you Don.


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Posted 10 April 2021 - 10:08 PM

Way cool!

Kudos to you guys! 


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