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post #1 of 13 Old 05-07-2008, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Vancouver to Prince George

I am planning a trip next week to PG. Does anyone have any sugestions for alternative routes, other than hwy 97. I like twisty dirt roads but don't want too many dusty gravel roads. I looked at the Harrison/Lillooet road, but it also sounds dusty . Gang Ranch road ?
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-07-2008, 05:52 PM
 
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99 through Squamish and Whistler is a nice ride but I don't know how dusty it would be or what the status of the road-work is. If you have the time, a neat thing would be to take BC Ferries to Prince Rupert and then go east from there.
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-08-2008, 04:22 AM
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Take #99 north and enjoy some of the twisties. Paved all the way with a few rough spots but no biggy. Some construction to slow you down on occasion but then you have time to rubberneck. Take your camera too. Stop in Squamish for a coffee, I will buy.

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Gang Ranch and Horsefly

I know hwy 99. I love the ride, especially when there is sand and rocks on the road. That makes it even more challenging. How is the ride up from Van to Whistler these days ? The sea to sky hwy construction must be making it rather slow ?

I am considering hanging a left at Pavilion and heading towards Gang Ranch and taking the Dog Creek Road to Williams Lake.

Another route would be 100 Mile House through Horseflyand Barkerville to Quesnel.
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I know hwy 99. I love the ride, especially when there is sand and rocks on the road. That makes it even more challenging. How is the ride up from Van to Whistler these days ? The sea to sky hwy construction must be making it rather slow ?

I am considering hanging a left at Pavilion and heading towards Gang Ranch and taking the Dog Creek Road to Williams Lake.

Another route would be 100 Mile House through Horseflyand Barkerville to Quesnel.
The west side of the Fraser from Willy's Puddle to Quesnel is a mostly paved road with nice views and little traffic.
And the road from Lillooet to Pavilion (and out to Cache Creek, if you continue east) is a great windy, scenic ride. The pavement is a bit slumpy/rough in bits, so be prepared.

I don't know about the Horsefly route. It's on my "to do" list.
I do know the road from Barkerville to Quesnel is nothing special.
If you overnight in Barkerville, the hotel there does a hell of a breakfast.

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Were is Willy's Puddle ?

Were is Willy's Puddle ?
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Were is Willy's Puddle ?
Uhh, that'd be Williams Lake

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I know hwy 99. I love the ride, especially when there is sand and rocks on the road. That makes it even more challenging. How is the ride up from Van to Whistler these days ? The sea to sky hwy construction must be making it rather slow ?

I am considering hanging a left at Pavilion and heading towards Gang Ranch and taking the Dog Creek Road to Williams Lake.

Another route would be 100 Mile House through Horseflyand Barkerville to Quesnel.
Van to Whistler is okay. Been between Van and Pemberton lately and the ride is good.

Guess I gotta show Saturday no matter what. I am hoping to get my long awaited can of Du Pont chain lube.

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I know hwy 99. I love the ride, especially when there is sand and rocks on the road. That makes it even more challenging. How is the ride up from Van to Whistler these days ? The sea to sky hwy construction must be making it rather slow ?

I am considering hanging a left at Pavilion and heading towards Gang Ranch and taking the Dog Creek Road to Williams Lake.

Another route would be 100 Mile House through Horseflyand Barkerville to Quesnel.
another good route is . from lilloet you take the gravel road that follows the fraser river on the west side . you end up at the big bar ferry that crosses the river to a place called jesmond . jesmond is on the road to dog creek [there is nothing there but a few farms] and close to the same place you would end up if you took the pavillion road . the ferry runs on a cable and you phone the operator on a solar powered phone or his dog will bark and alert him when he sees you. then he will come across the river and get you . the ferry closes at 7 pm though . you could make the distance between lilloet and williams lake on one tank . the views of the fraser canyon on this route are awsome

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-10-2008, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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swann strom, that route sounds like what i'm looking for. Thanks.
A PG fellow on DualsportBC.com said the ride to Barkerville from 150 Mile through Horsefly and Likely is a fantastic route also.
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