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Chopstick
09-12-2010, 10:24 PM
went to the kootenays for a week to check it out, went up mtn Lavina and TRIED to get up to meeley cr but the rd was too washout for our trucks to make it through. we ended up camping at a little lake called Snowshoe Lake

first night of driving, trying to get a photo but my crappy digi cam was cooperating that great
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driving
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more driving
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rest break
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was fixing his stereo
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was waiting for one ferry but a random guy told us it was broken and to follow him to another ferry upstream
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and there was no one around and we got right on this ferry
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where we camped
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the fire watch tower we were heading too
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the little rd on the top of mtn lavina
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the really tight switch back, i just pulled forward, backed up then, pulled forward again
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max elevation
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woke up to the clouds, it rained, snowed, and very very cold
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heading back down
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then my inner wheel bearing exploded an ripped me off the rd and this is where me an my truck sat for a day while the group went an grabbed parts for me :ballsmack
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Honky
09-12-2010, 10:36 PM
WOW some of those pictures looks like screen savers!

I was going to make some smart ass remark about about grease is your friend but the same thing happened to me just the other month lol

atoyot
09-12-2010, 10:37 PM
awesome shots some really nice pixx in there..looks like a good trip!

Chopstick
09-12-2010, 10:42 PM
more damage
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Snowshoe lake
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mmmm sockeye food
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Chopstick
09-12-2010, 10:44 PM
WOW some of those pictures looks like screen savers!

I was going to make some smart ass remark about about grease is your friend but the same thing happened to me just the other month lol

i repacked them before i left :dontknow:

apefrill
09-12-2010, 10:44 PM
Great pics Aaron! Looks like a place I'll have to check out. [cheers]

Chopstick
09-12-2010, 10:46 PM
forgot the panos
Duncan Lake
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Rocky mountains
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MacGyver
09-12-2010, 10:50 PM
Nice pic's, i love the Kootenays. The view from that tower must be awesome.:)

Chopstick
09-12-2010, 10:53 PM
Nice pic's, i love the Kootenays. The view from that tower must be awesome.:)

breath taking, didn't want to leave.. in the guess book there was one guy saying it was hard to get up there do to snow, dated june 20/10

Trailjunkie
09-12-2010, 11:05 PM
man sweet i so miss the kootenays

Candy
09-13-2010, 12:01 PM
awesome pics aaron... looks like an awesome trip...how many hours did it take to get there???

bcmaxx
09-13-2010, 01:42 PM
Pics kick ass! [cheers]

Metal Mulisha
09-13-2010, 01:51 PM
Love those last set of pics Aaron.....to bad about the heep breaking down though.

North49
09-13-2010, 01:59 PM
wow! those are some awesome pics, must have been an awesome trip!

crazylike
09-13-2010, 02:15 PM
man i gottta take a trip over there that looks like fun

kootenaycat
09-13-2010, 02:47 PM
Glad to see you had some fun! Too bad about Healy creek, I heard there was equipment up there very recently fixing the washout then they were going to deactivate the mining road up to the glacier.

When were you at Lavina? I was there on the 25th. :D Perfect day, not a cloud in the sky.

Lieutenant Johnson
09-13-2010, 02:52 PM
rad pics!! looks like a great area to wheel !

thanks for sharing

4skin
09-13-2010, 10:09 PM
nice pix heep looks like awesome trip
even with the carnage bud

Razon
09-13-2010, 10:26 PM
Wow, beautifull photography!
Makes me really wish I was there.

Thanks for posting!

Chopstick
09-13-2010, 10:42 PM
we were up there on monday, august 30.. it was nice an hot when we got there but there it just started to get COLD

candy, it took us about a day to get there.. had issues with the white jeep!! kinda a day behind but it was still a beautiful place

i have a couple time lapses too, nothing too fansy (still figuring it out), i'll try to upload them when i can

Chopstick
09-13-2010, 11:56 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53935040@N06/4989458528/

this ones a little dark
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53935040@N06/4989487396/?edited=1

Yager
09-14-2010, 07:43 AM
those are fricken cool!

dirka dave
09-14-2010, 01:09 PM
Great shots !

Never been up into that area.


It's on my to do list now.

whazhappenin69
09-14-2010, 02:55 PM
Nice pic's. Going to have to put that on my places to go list.

02trackerman
09-14-2010, 02:59 PM
i always wanted to head up that way, looks quite awsome

shoobear
09-14-2010, 05:12 PM
That tower will be torn down soon.
Great views from there!

SHITTY
09-14-2010, 07:47 PM
looked liked a awsome trip aaron. nices pics. to bad about yours and buddies truck there. shitty deal.

69FJ40
09-16-2010, 11:05 PM
Good pics aaron. I got some pics to put up soon. I wanna go back already.

Chopstick
09-17-2010, 05:56 PM
Good pics aaron. I got some pics to put up soon. I wanna go back already.

what weekend you wanna go? load up the bike an quad into the trailer and lets go[36]

69FJ40
09-17-2010, 09:37 PM
it's probably already too late, probably snowing there now. Anyways here's my pics. I got lots :) Enjoy!

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Yager
09-17-2010, 10:11 PM
what killer terrain!
looking at some of these pics reminds me of how much more i need to learn about cameras

69FJ40
09-18-2010, 02:11 PM
Oh yeah, love the kootenays. I still have a lot to learn about DSLRs.

MundusPax
09-22-2010, 09:18 AM
great pics

Chopstick
03-05-2013, 08:50 PM
bringing this back cause these pics rock!!!!

bcmaxx
03-05-2013, 09:13 PM
bringing this back cause these pics rock!!!!
You took some nice pics of my backyard :-)[cheers]

Chopstick
03-05-2013, 09:16 PM
You took some nice pics of my backyard :-)[cheers]

i'm coming back sept 15 for a week :party0010: :party0010: :party0010:

85chevy
03-05-2013, 09:31 PM
lol Hmmm gonna have to try and make it to Christina Lake this year been like 3 years now since I was up there I think

D.R.800X2
03-05-2013, 09:33 PM
Was the Land Cruiser at the Needles ferry ? If so i know that guy.

Chopstick
03-05-2013, 09:37 PM
Was the Land Cruiser at the Needles ferry ? If so i know that guy.

i believe so.... cool looking cruiser

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D.R.800X2
03-05-2013, 11:05 PM
He is the original long time Cruiser pro from Kelowna, whole shop is in Needles now. Very skilled individual.

bigrig81
03-06-2013, 12:24 PM
Aaron, where does this fsr start? the one to the tower with the tight switchbacks..... might be doing some exploring time on the bikes that way this summer

thanks!

bigrig81
03-06-2013, 12:25 PM
I found on google what is labeled lavina mountain fsr, but not the duncan-lavina....

Chopstick
03-06-2013, 12:28 PM
Aaron, where does this fsr start? the one to the tower with the tight switchbacks..... might be doing some exploring time on the bikes that way this summer

thanks!

When i get home ill pm everything to u!

skyjacker
03-07-2013, 10:21 PM
Looks like a sick spot Aaron we should plan another trip up there once my junk is mobile