It's hard to get around to doing a ride report during riding season, but now it is winter. Though my passions have moved elsewhere for the time being, the nights are long and leave room for reflecting on last season's highlights. So, here goes.. a little ride report to start you thinking about this year ...
My riding buddy, Paula came up from Oregon for a weekend of riding. We had 3 days, so decided on a West Kootenays camping tour. Paula on her DRZ400 and I on my XT225. The route would take us up to Passmore, over the powerline to Fauquier, Watshan lake and north, across the Galina ferry and down by Trout Lake, Meadow Creek to Kaslo. Several side trips from there and back to Rossland.
Ready to head out..
We rode up to Passmore to Koch Creek Rd which was to take us to the powerline road and over to Fauquier. What became a common conversation on our ride to come.. Paula: "The road is closed, what now?" Sector: "Let's go see".
Good thing we ignored the sign. Turns out, road not closed where we were heading!
We took off up those powerlines, all is good!
Then the road got steep, loose and rocky! This is way steeper and looser than it appears. Doesn't Gary Larsen have a cartoon about that?
The only regret about this lay down was that it broke the wine bottle!
Lizardrider and partner rode up while we're getting the gear back together.
On our way again, Paula has gotten into the groove...
We reach the pass and start down over the other side, into the Arrow Lakes.
The scenery from the top of the pass wasn't too shabby.
We grabbed gas in Fauquier then hopped on the ferry.
Rode up a gravel road and scored a lake front campsite on Watshan lake.
more to come...