Certificate of completion officially noted for: Rob T (who asked for his), Alex H, Colin B, Colin K, Chris C, Me, and Todd E.
Route planning and Navigation FAILURE noted for Me. That pass went up to 725 meters. I found it and have run it many times, I should know it’s height, and that 700+ was likely to be “problematic”. I will note that I did stop when the jeep tracks disappeared, and that others rode past me. I wanted to continue, but I did think a discussion was appropriate.
(More scouting needs to be done, the logging co seems to be cutting off routes faster than normal. )
(That was the pass over the shoulder of Mt Muir, from Muir East to Butler.)
Tugwell, through to Muir and out. Includes the Tugwell spur alternate track by Bass Lake. Stopped on Muir East to visit the waterfall, which was interesting due to a good five or six inches of heavy snow. Water levels were quite low.
Rob T ride up to Skutz falls (from burnt bridge) and then whatever…
“Whatever” basically was a run down Skutz Falls main (with a detour via the base of the powerlines) to Holt. Holt to Wild Deer, and then it got fuzzy and side tracked. Was supposed to be over Eagle Heights to Riverside, but ended up being an attempt for Louis lake. But there were so many trees down on the track that we were happy just to get out without having to backtrack. Exit was basically down the main access to Louis lake and out the holt main gate.
I have gpx, maybe video, to come. (and yes, it’s been a bit of a break over the holidays.)
Plan morphed a bit as always. James wanted to scout for a connection between the Skylar entrance and the Old Baldy trails. He’d been up that way with Taylor and it was expert only. The idea was to find an easier route.
Anyhow, a slip while scouting (with hatchet in hand) made for a cut finger and shortened the day a bit. We did re-visit the A frame, and watched the ravens playing on the way out.
So that’s twice in recent times that I’ve ridden back down the malahat with someone heading to VGH emergency. Although in this case, I think James figured it was doing well enough to skip getting a couple stitches. I’m hoping this isn’t an “in three’s” example :(
(I did have a minor incident with a table saw just before the next blog entry, let’s hope that was #3 of 3.)