Monthly Archives: October 2017

ROAD ACCESS – Washington / Northern Idaho

SULLIVAN LAKE-SALMO MT: 106 km. from Nelson to Sullivan Lk.; take #22 up Sullivan Crk.; Pass Crk. Pass jct. at 10 km., continue straight on #2220; pass Gypsy Meadows; at 30 km. turn L. onto #270 which takes you to … Continue reading

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ROAD ACCESS – Valhallas and Valkyres

DEER PARK ROAD: leaves pavement at Syringa Creek Park; continues W. to Deer Park; Cayuse Creek road goes R @ km. 11.2; Little Cayuse Creek road goes R @ km. 12.8; driven to km. 13.5 (Deer Creek road) in 01/12; … Continue reading

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ROAD ACCESS – Okanagan / Similkimeen

ASHNOLA RIVER ROAD: turn S off Hwy. #3, 3 km. W. of Keremeos, cross covered bridge and follow paved road till it turns to dirt; at km. 11.8, Crater Mtn. FSR goes R; at km. 13, pass BCFS rec site … Continue reading

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ROAD ACCESS – Kokanee Range

PEDRO CREEK FSR: turn east (right) off Hwy. 6 at km. 23 north of Playmor Jct.; drive a few hundred m. on pavement; then bend left by barn onto signed road; bear L at km. 5.6; bear L at km. … Continue reading

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ROAD ACCESS – Goat Range

GOAT CREEK ROAD: not explored LYLE CREEK ROAD: turn R off Hwy 31A at the Retallack townsite, 26 km. from Kaslo; drive through open section; go sharp R at .2 km. (signed “private property”) ; @ km. 1, go up … Continue reading

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ROAD ACCESS – Nelson Range

KOOTENAY LAKE VILLAGE ROAD: drive past Procter Store to junction by railway tracks; keep R here on Kootenay Lake road; in ca. 300 m., reach a chained, posted road on R; turn onto it & ride this old logging road … Continue reading

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ROAD ACCESS – Bonnington Range

BONNINGTON RANGE COLUMBIA ROAD: turn off Hwy. 3 at junction past weigh station; follow signs for refuse transfer station; continue past this to gravel pit where pavement ends; drove 1.4 km. past end of pavement to a gate (“Popoure gate”); … Continue reading

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ROAD ACCESS – Lardeau & Badshots

KUSKANAX CREEK ROAD: take road for Nakusp Hot Springs; beyond springs, road is on N. side for 4 km, then on S. side for 5 more km, before returning to N. side; road ends about 16 km. beyond hot springs … Continue reading

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KOOTENAY LAKE

Kootenay Lake is big, some 105 kms long and up to 5 kms wide. The Purcells are to the east and the Selkirks to the west of the lake. The West Arm of the lake flows west from near its … Continue reading

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MT NANSEN & MT ROBERT SMITH

MOUNT NANSEN   2475m   8,025′ MOUNT ROBERT SMITH   2446m   8,025′ Mt Robert Smith and Boomerang are on the west boundary of Kokanee Glacier PP. With Enterprise Creek Road blocked at 5 kilometres, access to these peaks is very difficult from this … Continue reading

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