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kootenaycat
09-19-2004, 08:43 PM
Got out today for a good ride, put on 125km and not a drop of rain even though the forecast was showers all day! Stupid weather channel! It tried to snow for a minute at the top, but didn't last.

View of backside of Copper mountain on the way up, take a close look at the slides.


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Found this sweet trail and bridge which is just wide enough for a quad built by the local Nelson Snogoers club along with MOF. The trail leading up to the bridge had about 30 waterbars (ditches) which were sloped so perfectly that we caught awesome air on everyone of them! Can't wait to take this trail on the KLX300!


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Came across this old mine, what's that sign on the door say?


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Oh, that's right, it says NO TRESSPASSING! I wonder why?


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Hmmmm, could it be that it's started to cave in and the timbers inside are rotten and ready to collapse at any moment! We didn't venture inside!


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We also saw some old workings, more like diggings where someone was trying to find the extension of a vein, as well as this short adit, still cool to find. It was off the main road a ways and a hike up the bank.


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Finally we found some snow to play in, only about 2", but enough to make it really exciting a little further up this trail where it got slightly off-camber! The rear end of my quad slid to only a few inches from the edge and the drop off was several hundred feet down! We backed up and turned around at that point.


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This is the base of Copper mountain, the one in the above pics. There was about 4-5" of snow at this point and it got really steep, so we stopped here.
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Remember I mentioned the slides in the first pics of the back of Copper mountain above. Sometime in the early 80's a group of kids who had just graduated from highschool went 4x4ing in 2 vehicles up this road in the summer. It was late at night, obviously dark, and there were a "few" beers involved. The guys in the Jimmy were in front and near the top after a very steep climb, the road takes a 90 degree left, apparently they didn't and went straight off the edge down the slides! All the second vehicle following them saw was there brake lights going over the edge of the cliff. The Jimmy broke up into numerous pieces, and nothing is recognizable as to what kind of vehicle it was. Unfortunately no survivors.

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On the way down, we took a detour and found another old mine that has been worked on recently.


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Hmmm, you think they want us to stay out of this mine too?


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Of course we had to check it out too! It was stable, but had no air movement, so we didn't venture far in. Also, it was like walking into a shower there was so much water coming in through the roof!


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Big_Ern
09-19-2004, 08:52 PM
More sweet pictures![3]

So when are you going to guide a trail run for everyone else to explore this area?? :D

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jeeper
09-19-2004, 09:25 PM
Again another day of great adventures for the feerless kootneykat !






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And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be

Shera
09-20-2004, 04:18 AM
Awesome pictures and I guess winter will be apon us shortly.

Bitchin is good for the soul

zukkin
09-20-2004, 06:56 AM
nice pics!!!! like all the mines u find ...

Honky
09-20-2004, 06:58 AM
Incredible!!! Iím putting a quad on my Christmas list. Thanks for sharing the pics!

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Jeepnut
09-20-2004, 09:30 AM
Ok,thats it. Iam bringing my quad up there this summer and do some riding with ya.........

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Jeep Junkie
09-20-2004, 09:37 AM
Great pics kootenaycat. That's the way to live in BC, getting out there and taking having fun in our environment.

Three can keep a secret if two are dead.

crimsen
09-20-2004, 02:08 PM
ok, im loading up my 2 quads this weekend, will be out there friday night. where to meet.


if only i was serious :(

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lizard
09-20-2004, 02:50 PM
yah a summer Quad trip is a must DO next year

M-dog
09-20-2004, 02:52 PM
Nice pics

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boyzen
09-20-2004, 03:26 PM
nice place to ride I also need a quad.

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fishergirl
09-20-2004, 07:34 PM
Great pics .[36]

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jeeper
09-20-2004, 07:41 PM
Ive never been a fan of quads -------But Man all the trips and spots you keep getting into !!!!!!!!!!

IMPRESSIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!






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And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
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Pegleg
09-20-2004, 07:46 PM
i need 1 too

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lincoln locked
09-20-2004, 08:04 PM
I think we all need a quad!!! nice pix once again:)

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Jeepnut
09-21-2004, 07:19 AM
Thats cause your to top heavy and when you get loaded you just fall off....[8D]




quote:Originally posted by jeeper

Ive never been a fan of quads -------But Man all the trips and spots you keep getting into !!!!!!!!!!

IMPRESSIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be



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matrixwoman
09-22-2004, 06:55 AM
quote:Originally posted by Jeep Junkie

Great pics kootenaycat. That's the way to live in BC, getting out there and taking having fun in our environment.

Three can keep a secret if two are dead.


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