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imported_n/a
05-24-2004, 05:36 AM
I am having a debate with my brother about what is the highest/driveable 4 X 4 road in Southern B.C.

Does any body have any suggestions .

By the way there's a case of Heineken riding on this !

jeeper
05-24-2004, 08:00 AM
Youd have to define your definition of Southern BC !

Id think some of the trails around Chiliwack would make it up to a fairly high altitude ! Then again anything of the coquihala can start at 5000 ft and go up !Theres got to be a topo map on the net that you could look through and also shows the elevations !

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jeeper
05-24-2004, 08:13 AM
Heres a list of some of the elevations or ROAD summits ---not to say there arent DIRT roads higher but this will give you a good start !

Notable Highway Summits in British Columbia
compiled by Neil Roughley
Name Elev. Geography Hwy. Gain Location
Kootenay Pass 1774m Selkirk Mountains #3 1240m Salmo #3-#6 Jct. (640m)
west of Creston (534m)
Vermilion Pass 1735m Rocky Mountains #93 565m Kootenay Crossing (1170m)
Castle Mountain, AB (1425m)
Pennask Summit 1728m Thompson Plateau #97C 1384m Merritt (605m)
Kelowna (344m)
Kicking Horse Pass 1647m Rocky Mountains #1 857m Golden (790m)
Lake Louise, AB (1539m)
Nancy Greene Summit 1575m Monashee Mountains #3B 1158m #3B-#3 Jct. (1276m)
Trail (417m)
Heckman Pass 1550m Coast Mountains #20 1547m Bella Coola (3m)
Anahim Lake (1097m)
Paulson Summit 1535m Monashee Mountains #3 1102m Christina Lake (460m)
Castlegar (433m)
Sinclair Pass 1486m Rocky Mountains #93 600m Radium Hot Springs (886m)
Kootenay Crossing (1170m)
Surrey Lake Summit 1444m Thompson Plateau #5 1099m Merritt (605m)
Kamloops (345m)
Crowsnest Pass 1396m Rocky Mountains #3 635m Wardner (761m)
Pincher Creek, AB (1155m)
Highland Valley Summit 1360m Thompson Plateau #97C 1045m Merritt (605m)
Ashcroft (315m)
Allison Pass 1342m Cascade Mountains #3 1300m Hope (42m)
Eastgate (1032m)
Blueberry Pass 1340m Monashee Mountains #3 907m Christina Lake (460m)
Castlegar (433m)
Rogers Pass 1332m Selkirk Mountains #1 887m Revelstoke (445m)
Golden (790m)
McDonald Summit 1311m Cariboo Plateau #24 921m 93 Mile (1200m)
Little Fort (390m)
Devil's Canyon Summit 1310m Cariboo Mountains #26 765m Quesnel (545m)
Barkerville (1289m)
Summit Pass 1295m Rocky Mountains #97 640m east of Tetsa River PP (655m)
west of Toad River (670m)
Cayoosh Pass 1285m Coast Mountains #99 1081m Mount Currie (204m)
Lillooet (220m)
Sunday Summit 1282m Cascade Mountains #3 642m Eastgate (1032m)
Princeton (640m)
Tumbler Ridge Summit 1266m Rocky Mountain Foothills #52 512m Tumbler Ridge (824m)
Tupper #52-#2 Jct. (754m)
Kelowna-Rock Creek Summit 1265m Okanagan Highlands #33 921m Rock Creek (610m)
Kelowna (344m)
Coquihalla Pass 1244m Cascade Mountains #5 1202m Hope (42m)
Merritt (605m)
Gnat Pass 1241m Stikine Plateau #37 561m Stikine River Crossing (680m)
Dease Lake (816m)
Monashee Pass 1241m Monashee Mountains #6 825m Vernon (416m)
Needles (457m)
Begbie Summit 1237m Cariboo Plateau #97 767m Cache Creek (470m)
100 Mile House (930m)
Anarchist Summit 1233m Okanagan Highlands #3 953m Osoyoos (280m)
Rock Creek (610m)
Bombi Summit 1214m Selkirk Mountains #3 781m Castlegar (433m)
Meadows #3-#3B Jct. (599m)
Pink Mountain Summit 1204m Rocky Mountain Foothills #97 789m South Taylor (415m)
Sikanni Chief Bridge (800m)
Yellowhead Pass 1151m Rocky Mountains #16 374m Tête Jaune Cache (777m)
Jasper, AB (1060m)
Muncho Pass 1140m Rocky Mountains #97 710m west of Toad River (670m)
south of Liard River (430m)
Phillips Summit 1130m Rocky Mountain Foothills #29 495m Chetwynd (635m)
Tumbler Ridge (824m)
Trutch Summit 1130m Rocky Mountain Foothills #97 816m Sikanni Chief Bridge (800m)
Fort Nelson (south) (314m)
Ta Ta Creek-Kimberley 1120m Purcell Mountains #95A 342m #93-#95/#95A Jct. (778m)
Kimberley (1120m)
Riske Creek Summit 1117m Chilcotin Plateau #20 697m Tl'etinqox-t'in (671m)
Sheep Creek Bridge (420m)
Hamilton Summit 1092m Thompson Plateau #5A 487m Merritt (605m)
Princeton (640m)
Iskut Summit 1087m Skeena Mountains #37 407m Iskut (854m)
Stikine River Crossing (680m)
Zincton Pass 1085m Selkirk Mountains #31A 543m New Denver (556m)
Kaslo (542m)
Steamboat Summit 1073m Rocky Mountain Foothills #97 759m Fort Nelson (south) (314m)
east of Tetsa River PP (655m)
Tatla Lake Summit 1070m Chilcotin Plateau #20 399m Tatla Lake (923m)
Tl'etinqox-t'in (671m)
Paterson-Rossland 1069m Monashee Mountains #22 405m Paterson (664m)
#22-#3B Jct. (1069m)
Chilkat Pass 1062m St. Elias Mountains 1042m Haines, AK (20m)
Haines Junction, YT (599m)
Eholt Summit 1028m Monashee Mountains #3 512m Midway (578m)
Grand Forks (516m)
Trout Lake Summit 1022m Selkirk Mountains #31 570m Galena (452m)
Kaslo (542m)
White Pass 1003m Coast Mountains 996m Skagway, AK (7m)
Carcross, YT (660m)
Moyie Lake Summit 1000m Purcell Mountains #3 389m Creston (611m)
Cranbrook (921m)
McBride Summit 952m Cariboo Mountains #16 377m Prince George (575m)
McBride (724m)
Apex Summit 942m Selkirk Mountains #6 409m Salmo (667m)
Nelson (533m)
Pine Pass 933m Rocky Mountains #97 298m McLeod Lake (698m)
Chetwynd (635m)
Moberly Lake Summit 920m Rocky Mountain Foothills #29 423m Chetwynd (635m)
Hudson's Hope (497m)
Albreda Summit 911m Monashee Mountains #5 224m Blue River (687m)
Valemount (797m)
Knutsford Summit 910m Thompson Plateau #5A 565m Merritt (605m)
Kamloops (345m)
Galena Pass 886m Selkirk Mountains #31 434m Galena (452m)
Kaslo (542m)
Williams Lake Summit 873m Fraser Plateau #20 453m Sheep Creek Bridge (420m)
#20-#97 Jct. (605m)
Stuart Summit 867m Fraser Basin #27 206m Vanderhoof #27-#16 Jct. (661m)
Fort St. James (685m)
Pavilion Summit 860m Pavilion Range #99 640m Lillooet (220m)



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godzuka
05-24-2004, 10:08 AM
bruce you need to get out wheeling and get away from the keyboard.

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imported_n/a
05-25-2004, 03:37 AM
Thanks for that that looooong list !

But I still need help on finding the highest 4 X4 road that can be negotiated .

I'm looking in the area south of Prince George .

And my goofy brother still thinks he's going to scam that case of Heineken off me .

Wrong !

imported_n/a
05-25-2004, 04:55 AM
I'm really looking for old mining or exploration routes or roads that probably are not on any maps but are known to experienced off-roaders.

lizard
05-25-2004, 08:33 AM
I know of some in lilloeet area that are 6000+ feet

I would think theres higher up near barkerville or prince rupert

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u-can-2
05-25-2004, 12:49 PM
River Rd. Delta [22]

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T.O.
05-25-2004, 12:59 PM
[22]Deas Island Tunnel[22]


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u-can-2
05-25-2004, 01:32 PM
Touche [9]

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imported_n/a
05-25-2004, 03:34 PM
River Road in Delta ?

Am I missing something ? Or do you have your altimeter calibrated to a different planet ?

I know that somebody on this site knows where this road is and I still want that case of beer!!

jeeper
05-25-2004, 06:18 PM
Well 89vert !

Explain what you actually have the bet going on ! Im sure theres more then a few here that know of high alltitude trails ,,, But you first post said roads ! Theres a big difference ! Let us know what you trying to prove and welle help if we can ---Bruce

Also --whats the geographic area involved?


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Big_Ern
05-25-2004, 06:29 PM
Not that I know of any high roads, but if you split the beer you're winning with whoever helps you, I'm sure you'll get a lot more people motivated to help ya :D[51][51]

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In The Zone
05-25-2004, 08:22 PM
I f ya smoke enough of em first it dont matter they are all high roads...LOL

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kootenaycat
05-25-2004, 09:07 PM
If an atv counts, then I've been on some old mining trails well over 7000'. I'm sure there are plenty higher then that though!

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jeeper
05-25-2004, 09:17 PM
Great pics Kootneycat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Would a cj fit on that trail?

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kootenaycat
05-26-2004, 07:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by jeeper_1ca

Great pics Kootneycat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Would a cj fit on that trail?

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Not anymore, a couple of washouts have narrowed the trail so an atv can just squeak by! Kind of a good thing to not have fullsizes up there though, as it's one of the few old mining sites which still has turn of the century equipment laying around! Most of the times that stuff gets carted off.



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More pics here, under "Beaton Arm"

http://ca.f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/kootenaycat442

jeeper
05-26-2004, 08:39 PM
Those are great Kootneycat !

I like watching that show gold trails and gohst towns (a rare good canadian show)because he shows a lot of that old history !

Can you imagine what it took to get that stuff up the mountain back in their time... Think of how remote that area was back then !


Must be some good hicking around there as well !

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kootenaycat
05-26-2004, 09:25 PM
It's amazing to think of the work they did 100+ years ago! Most of the places we quad to have great hiking, unfortunately the guys I ride with are too lazy to get off the quads for more then a walk into the old mines!

lizard
05-27-2004, 03:47 PM
K-cat u gotta think up a trip sometime for a longweekend an We can get a bunch of guys an are Quads together an go an see some of that stuff.....way to cool

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imported_n/a
05-27-2004, 08:22 PM
Thanks for all the input guys!

I guess I wasn't very clear in my description of "road " ( perhaps I was sampling the beer I know my brother owes me ! )

I guess I mean anywhere you can get with a small 4 X4 or quad .


The geographical area would be any part of B.C., south of Prince George .

If you're not living on the edge ... you're takin'up too much room !

kootenaycat
05-27-2004, 08:32 PM
Lizard, sound like a great idea to me! If the bush doesn't get closed down this summer, I am planning a trip to the Beaton area (see above pics) for around 3rd weekend in August. Unfortunately due to the rotation schedule at work, I work the Saturday of every long weekend this year except for Labour day! But on the good side, the way our schedule works, every other weekend is a 3 day weekend for me, (1 - 3day weekend, next one is only Sunday off) but none of my riding buddies have the same schedule! Also, will be doing rides at least every second weekend all summer as long as the bush is still open. Has anyone been around Greenwood area? Looks like it would have a lot of sites to explore according to "Greg's 4wd Page"
http://toyota4x4.org/
I just tried the link and it wasn't working, so I'm not sure if it still exists.

kootenaycat
05-28-2004, 09:55 PM
New link to "Greg's 4x4" page

http://4wd.media-north.com/

imported_n/a
06-04-2004, 05:43 PM
Well I'm still holding out that some one can point me to the highest road . My brother claims that he's been on it on a quad!

C'mon .... I need that beer!

jeeper
06-04-2004, 07:16 PM
What elevation has your brother claimed to have been on????????

imported_n/a
06-05-2004, 02:21 PM
As usual my brother's a little vague....but has mentioned that it was around 8,000' of elevation .But since he's so sure of himself , I'll bet it's a ways over that .

The highest I know of is near Lillooet on an old mining track that's about 2,500 meters or about 8,300'.

highwaystar
10-13-2004, 08:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by kootenaycat

quote:






More pics here, under "Beaton Arm"

http://ca.f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/kootenaycat442



sorry to dredge up posts from years gone by here, but I was fighting fires in osoyoos 2 years ago and got flown around by the female pilot in the pics[36] ( im pretty sure thats her ):D

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kootenaycat
10-13-2004, 09:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by highwaystar

quote:Originally posted by kootenaycat

quote:






More pics here, under "Beaton Arm"

http://ca.f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/kootenaycat442



sorry to dredge up posts from years gone by here, but I was fighting fires in osoyoos 2 years ago and got flown around by the female pilot in the pics[36] ( im pretty sure thats her ):D

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North and South ive got two different ways of commin on, thats why theyre called my mason dixon lines


She was a hottie and friendly too! We were hoping she was going to offer us a ride in the helicopter, but she had to get back to work!

zukkin
10-14-2004, 02:26 PM
[quote]Originally posted by lizard

K-cat u gotta think up a trip sometime for a longweekend an We can get a bunch of guys an are Quads together an go an see some of that stuff.....way to cool

great idea that would be sweet:D

CuziWasHigh
10-14-2004, 03:02 PM
i need a quad [|)]

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