Summer Adventures 2016, Part 4

Part 4 already? Well I guess that’s believable. This post; new friend, 4by adventures, old mines and yeeee ha! Ok Ok, not a lot of yee ha, but meet our new friend Calen!

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Top of the hill, July 27th

No no no, he’s not a truck! but he is driving it! He used to work with Zak at Kal Tire and then left this small town to fry some bigger fish in ALBERTA (I know, poor guy, but we all gotta do it). He’s back now and he’s keen on doin stuff! Like me, he’s into building things and wrecking stuff. Sounds like fun! For our first adventure we went up moto and got the Justy stuck! We also made it to a nice view, but I’ll let you decide which part of the story is more exciting.

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SO CLOSE!

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Winch me out please sir.

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Weight reduction: Pascale, you go with him.

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Who’s bigger?

After this Calen left for a little hitch hike around BC, so it was up to Pascale and I to keep the adventure alive! First we went and checked out a new (to us) trail up the North Fork. It wasn’t a long loop, but it was a nice ride, and we found a chair!

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Chairs for two, July 31st

Next up, Xenia lake! WHAT? Why have I never been to this place before! Another epic Justy adventure, this time with Kalon and Zak on board!

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Diving for leeches, August 1st

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After this someone else came up there; “you made it up here in THAT?!?!?!” We sure did! That’s a Justy with a custom #waterlowracing 2″ lift! After they were done being amazing they asked “so is the lake still infested with leeches?” Thankfully non of us found any! Gives me the creeps just thinking about it.

Pascale and I have been on a few more neat Justy adventures which include Fluorine Lake (definitely not a road) and some old mines!

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Fluorine Lake, August 7th

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Top Of the hill, August 9th

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That gets us to mid August, whats next!

Summer Adventures 2016, Part 3

BLUEJOINT ADDITION!!

That’s right folks, we had ourselves another wild camping adventure up the Gramby with Tim and Eliza! This time the weather was clear and we were snow free! We also learned that Tim doesn’t like dill pickle chips! Pfft, more for us! (sorry Tim). I wish I had more to say, but really, let us let the pictures do the talking. Take it away pictures:

Of course it was beautiful and amazing just as we had expected last time despite the snow. This time we even made it all the way up to the parking lot! Thanks Justy!

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A nice dip in the river on the way home.

Summer Adventures 2016 Part 2

Next on the list of adventures, I finally convinced Pascale to sleep on the dock at Whats Cabin! She will admit now that it is super fun! We both had such a great sleep, it’s as if the waves rocked us like babies.

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Checking her phone waiting for Smores.

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What a way to wake up, July 1st

That morning, well rested, we met up with my brother Zak and his friend Kalon for a mountain bike ride on Dewdney! Dewdney is always a great trail, especially when you get a ride to the TOP TOP

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More Justy rides followed along with Pascale finally trying out the little jump on the “Back Yard” trail! Now she wants to jump off of everything! Hmmm.

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Mad Flex yo, July 4th

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Big Air, July 10th

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That wraps up part two, all the way to Mid July. Lots more to come though!

Summer Adventures 2016 Part 1

Lots of adventures this summer, but it first started off with some visits from Pat and Dru! They drove across the country just to see us…. well, maybe not just us. They arrived, and like most people, had more things they wanted to do then was possible in the time they allowed. No big deal though! The day they arrived I was working so that night Pascale and I took them for a little ride on our “backyard” trail.

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Of course that was a blast, and they were itching for more, but they had other adventures to have! The next day they left most of their stuff at our place and went on their touring bikes for a trip around the Okanagan. We met them a few days later at the Drag Races in Osoyoos. They must have been good luck because I won the Sportsman Bracket in my little race car! Oh What fun!

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They left again for more adventures, this time around Vancouver, only to meet up with us again in Revelstoke for more epic adventures. Revelstoke is always a good time because it includes a few more of our favorite easterners; David, Marie-Mai and Piel Pickhard!

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After Revy, they came back to the Whats Cabin for one extra night of that Kootenay Life.

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More good times to come!

BlueJoint!!!

Hiking! ewww! Well ok, maybe it wasn’t so bad. It was a rainy weekend and Pascale was working until 2 on Saturday but hell, we wanted to go camping anyway! Tim, Eliza, Xav and I would prepare Saturday morning while Pasky was at work, and as soon as she was off the adventure began. With the Justy all loaded up with gear we were ready to hit the dirt (and mostly puddles)! We ripped up the North Fork with only one random mishap; the Justy died. Hmmm, must of been all those puddles. Oh well, it started right back up and the journey continued. Off we raced some 50 or so kilometers in search of the perfect camp spot. Many puddles later we found it, a cozy spot with a rotten table on the side of the river. Some tree climbing, axe hacking, and fire starting good times ensued as the night progressed, followed by board games and cribbage (in which Tim lost). After that it was time for bed, as tomorrow was going to be an epic day starting at 3am for the sunrise hike up to Bluejoint lookout….. wait, 10 am start and no stupid sunrise.

BOOM, Sunday morning. Coffee’s in our bellies, extra oatmeal and delicious sammies ready and we were off! Tim drove the rental with all of us aboard (full of ain’t care) as far as we could make it and that’s where we started our hike in the snow. Snow? In June? Why yes! and Eliza DEFINITELY did NOT have the right footwear (must be why she kept falling). After many treacherous hidden crevasses beneath the fresh white powder, we had made it to our lookout…..in the clouds. Yup, no lookout for us, but that didn’t make it any less interesting.

 

Oh hey, here’s the map!