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post #1 of 16 Old 07-26-2008, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any one ride into this area (Churn Creek Protected Area - south west of Williams Lake). What are the roads like?? Planning a ride to do some camping/hiking this coming week.
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-26-2008, 10:01 PM
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yes i have rode there , i came over the pavillion road then went into clinton for gas . then back tracked and took the road too jesmond . from jesmond i went towards williams lake on the gravel road towards williams lake . i then took a bridge [ its a new one] that heads through the gang ranch towards a place called hainsville i think . my plan was too spend the night there and walk around the town in the evening . turns out its not a town but an indian gas station that closes at 5 or 6pm . the roads are gravel that any car could handle smoothly . i ended up at bella coola after staying the night at a lake just past anhihiem lake

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Thanks for the info Chris - sounds like a must ride area. I planning to ride out tomorrow.

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Make sure you've got a decent map with you. Many of those roads/intersections are not clearly marked.

That area is on my to do list. I've been through there in a car, but not on the bike. Maybe later this summer.

Post a ride report when you're back so we can see where you went. Enjoy.

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Make sure you've got a decent map with you. Many of those roads/intersections are not clearly marked.

That area is on my to do list. I've been through there in a car, but not on the bike. Maybe later this summer.

Post a ride report when you're back so we can see where you went. Enjoy.

Thanks for the advice - they're calling for some rain and I hear the roads around there tend to get a bit slick, so might pass for now. Send me a PM if/when you plan to go.

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So, as a newb to adventure riding in general, where is the best place to get good maps in Vancouver.
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So, as a newb to adventure riding in general, where is the best place to get good maps in Vancouver.
The BC Backroads series is good. http://www.backroadmapbooks.com/
You can pick them up at Chapters, etc.
Each book is for a specific region. They show all the "backroads", as you would expect.

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Thanks for the advice - they're calling for some rain and I hear the roads around there tend to get a bit slick, so might pass for now. Send me a PM if/when you plan to go.

Robert
I'll probably try to work it in en route somewhere. We've got a family place near 100 Mile, which makes a good base for day trips. Not sure when I'm going to get up there next.

Probably a wise idea to wait out the rain. Much more pleasant in the dry weather.

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Hey Robert,

Long time no see (burn ride). If you are looking for company on a weekday ride some time give me a shout. We should be able find some local dirt to explore somewhere.

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Wobbie,
I've ridden in the area for many years. Let me know if you have any questions on any specific road. If you're heading to the Gang Ranch you shouldn'd miss the High Bar Road. Entering from the south heading north it's a steep garde down but an awesome ride along the Fraser River. You should also check out Farwell Canyon which is north of the Ranch on the Chilcotin River.
Have a great ride,
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