Friday, September 16, 2016

Butters

Butters is rapidly becoming one of the most popular mountain bike trails in the Slocan Valley. Access is up a steep logging road which if you are not super fit you should definitely consider shuttling this one. The climb is relentless and a little rocky. Take the first left to access lower Butters which is a little steeper and technical than Upper Butters. Lower Butters is mostly blue with some black diamond sections. Upper Butters starts from the second left and is nice and flowy. Small signposts at the trailheads but helpful to have the GPS trail information particularly for accessing the top of lower butters. From Rosebery just north of New Denver take the West Wilson Creek FSR just north of the Rosebery Provincial Campground.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Bannock Point Campground

Very popular hike or boat in campsite located just south of Silverton. Access is not marked from the highway but is 2.4 km from Silverton or .6 km from the top of the Silverton hill lookout. The only turn off on the road heading west and goes down 1km to the gravel pit. Drive through gravel pit into the forest 100m where you will find parking area and map and further information. Trails from here go to Bannock Point campground and Bannock Lookout Trail. 20 or so campgrounds and picnic area. Also accessible from the water by boat. Very popular campsite and picnic area on the shores of slocan lake. 15 minutes or so fairly steep trail to campground and the lake. Awesome spot. No bear proof food storage facilities.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mt Carlyle Lodge

If you like Backcountry hiking then you will love this place. Access from New Denver and booking at www.skihikebc.com. Available for hiking from the lodge or for the famous Sourdough Traverse which connects to Idaho Peak. The hike to get to the lodge passes through historical mining claims.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Idaho Peak Van Shuttle

John Matthews from Silverton has stepped up to the plate to offer a shuttle service up Idaho Peak this summer. We are stoked. See his website at http://idahopeakshuttle.ca/
I am hoping to be on every single shuttle ride either hiking, taking photos, paragliding, mountain biking or getting some more history on the area.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sufferfest 2013 - the one with snow.....



Sufferfest 2013 had epic snow conditions for all upper elevation events.
More information on this years events - http://kootenaysufferfest.com/

Monday, May 25, 2015

Paraglider launching from Idaho Peak

videoIf you have ever been to Idaho Peak and seen a paraglider launch and wondered what it would be like. Well, here it is. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Zombies in New Denver

This post is a little different than the usual but what an incredible effort. Here is New Denver digitized for a game by a young man - Jamie Magnuson from New Denver. Zombies in New Denver!
http://projectzomboid.com/blog/2015/01/welcome-to-new-denver/