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Spedley
09-10-2008, 01:24 AM
So a friend and I went on a little exploring trip of the kootenay area a few weeks ago. Looking at houses, and checking out the area as we're planning on movin out there sometime around April.

We were supposed to bring my truck and boat, but after screwing up the Toyota hours before we were set to leave, plans changed and we ended up takin my Lincoln LS. Much nicer to travel in, but not exactly the best car to have on FSR's and backroads with 20" wheels. Who knew???

We hung around Fernie for a week, Little sis hung with us there a few days, then we went to Kimberley and Cranbrook, Lussier Hot Springs, Radium Hot Springs, and as far west as Nelson. Stayed in a hotel, a hostel, and camped a bunch too. What a holiday. Heres a few of the pix we got.....

A nice spot to soak our feet on a trek sw of Fernie.


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Shot of me and the Stinky Linky....
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Artsy shot from the hotel balcony.
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Island Lake Lodge... Just outta Fernie. Amazing views, 900+ yr old cedars up there. We didnt eat there, but the food looked AMAZING!!!
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They do cat skiing there, me on one of the 5 or 6...
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My little sis and I... Damn tree huggin hippies!! We dont get trees like this on the prairies!!!
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On the way up the creek to Silver Springs.
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Silver Springs Lake by Elko.
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Close to Radium. See the rockface?
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Did a tour of the Kokanee plant... Wow, thats a lotta beer... Who knew they made Lucky there?? Not this guy... Damn samsquanch was grabbing my ass, hence the stupid grin.
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Stacy chillin with the samsquanch...
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Went to this winery... Very cool sign, tried all their wines and enjoyed a glass overlooking their vineyard in Creston.
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And then on to Nelson... What a town...
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We drove up the east side of Kootenay lake. Hands down the most amazing drive I have ever done. I was sure happy to be driving my car on this road... The twists and turns are fantastic. We camped at Lockhart Beach basically on a creek rushin down to the lake. Awesome. I wish I had more digi pix of this part, but Stacy was gettin pix with her old film slr... Gotta get those ones scanned.
After that we stayed at Tie Lake, about half way betweek Fernie and Cranbrook. Fantastic little lake. Soooo warm. Great View!
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And finally, these ones are from the lookout on the side of the highway at Crowsnest Pass on the way home:( ...
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So, that was our trip in a nutshell. We didnt get pix of the whitewater rafting trip, but there are a few from the top of Mount Fernie, a trek that took us a couple hours to say the least... I just gotta get them scanned, hopefully soon! What a way to spend 15 days!!! I cant wait to come back...

dirka dave
09-10-2008, 01:48 AM
Great photos and story.

[cheers]

Mudgirl
09-10-2008, 08:21 AM
wow beautiful area - wonderful pics!!

England
09-10-2008, 08:36 AM
WICKED !!

atoyot
09-10-2008, 09:27 AM
some nice shots in there...

Apathy
09-10-2008, 09:52 AM
very nice, looks like a good trip

DeeDee
09-10-2008, 10:27 AM
Great pics. [cheers]

Flashless
09-10-2008, 10:33 AM
some amazing photos !!

Truckstuff
09-10-2008, 10:53 AM
Awesome Pics.... Thanks for sharing. [cheers]

Taxidermy
09-10-2008, 03:48 PM
Good trip! Did you pick a place to move to?

Great pics.

cowboy-truck
09-10-2008, 04:41 PM
Looks like a great place to visit!!

SHITTY
09-10-2008, 06:35 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm beeeerrr. sweet pics

Dr.Ford
09-10-2008, 06:47 PM
nice trip . thanks for the pics

weiser
09-10-2008, 06:54 PM
Wow!!!!!!!!! awesome pics[36] . How many days were you up there for.

Spedley
09-10-2008, 06:58 PM
Thanks for all the compliments....[36]
As of right now, its looking like Cranbrook. Thats where I have been looking mainly... Maaaaaybe Kimberley, but prolly Cranbrook. Pretty easy to transfer there.
Heres a few more pix I just got from sis today... As soon as I upload them to my photobucket, I'll post em up.
Oh ya, the trip was 17 days... And nowhere near long enough.....
First 2 pix are of my flat tire fix half way up the mountain a few miles outta Fernie. I guess 20" tires arent the greatest thing up there. I actually cut 2 sidewalls out... Front and back passenger side at the same time, only had 1 spare... I changed the front tire out b4 sis had time to roll a "smoke". Was a rushed trip down the mtn with 1 spare on and 1 quickly deflating tire. Ended up getting help from a real nice hippie dude that lived on the road. Filled the rear with that shitty tire fix in a can, then filled the rest with a manual bike tire pump.

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keegs
09-10-2008, 09:15 PM
nice pics

SWEETLEAF
09-10-2008, 09:35 PM
damn that is some nice country[36] [36]

kootenaycat
09-10-2008, 09:38 PM
Nice shots! Too bad you didn't bring a 4x4, never ending supply of back country to see. [cheers]

Spedley
09-10-2008, 09:48 PM
I had planned on bringin my Toyota, but when I decided to do my u-bolt flip, I didnt look at the push-pull steering gettin in the way... I cut the old off with my torch, and didnt have any way to get new ones before I left the next mornin. Oh well, next time I will be bringin the truck and checkin out all the trails I saw and wanted to try...