A family adventure to Norton Lake for some Kayaking, accessed off the Indian Arm FSR, starting in Squamish, BC. The Indian Arm FSR has improved drastically in the past few years however there is a landslide about half-way down to traverse. 

Packed up the family and headed up Squamish Main to the Elaho Valley. Drove up to the Elaho Sand Spit and then back, visiting Peaches and Creme Falls and Maude Eckert Falls.

We packed up the kids and headed to the Valemount area. After a long day of driving, we arrived at Kinbasket Lake and found a fantastic lakeside, remote campsite to spend the night. The next day we ran both the Canoe Mountain and Mica Ridge trails. Clutch slave went kaboom on the way down Mica Ridge, leaving us with only 6th gear to get to Kamloops. 

Tackling Upper Hut Lake, this time with lower gearing and lockers! 

Packed up the family and headed up West Harrison FSR and over to Chehalis Lake. As there was a landslide many years ago, blocking access from the South, the only way to reach the North end of Chehalis lake is via Mystery Creek FSR. The weather was amazing and the sun was warm. Roasted some hotdogs on a camp fire, crossed a creek and had an unfortunate collision with a log on the beach. Luckily nothing was damaged except my pride ;-)

Buntzen Lake in Anmore, BC for a quick run in the Advanced Elements Inflatable Kayak. She moves well, very stable, quite comfortable.

Toured the Powell River area for a few days and then ran the Sechelt Bible Camp trail in the dark. After scaring ourselves for an hour climbing through the dilapitated buildings, we went to sleep and woke up in the morning to explore in the daylight.

This trip took us all over the East side of the Fraser Canyon. Starting in Lytton, we climbed Botanie Mountain and then headed to Stewart Creek for the night. We then visited Blue Earth Lake and Cornwall Lookout. The third day we hit up Cabin Lake near Merritt. On the way out of Cabin Lake, we tried a number of overgrown trails which did some good damage to the body, including 2 fenders that ripped off. 

We hit up the P2P trail found on the East side of Stave Lake. What a ride! The first 600 meters involve a very steep decent into the woods where 1-to-2 foot drops occur every 10 meters. My 34" tires did not offer enough height to clear my axles in some areas. Rocks, logs and deep ruts made this trail challenging for our team. We didn't make it to the shores of Stave Lake as we encountered a very deep mud pit near the end... and it was getting late. The journey back up the forest hill was made challenging with the soft earth. Treads got jammed early on with clay. I pulled the winch line 3 times, while Maury pulled 4. On the way out, near the top, my front end jumped over and the passenger fender hit a small tree... enough to explode the corner. We finished off the day with a campfire and some hotdogs. I also noticed that I lost my rear windshield wiper and another valve stem cap ;-)

This past week, I drove down to Northridge4x4 in Silverdale Washington for a substantial upgrade. A new ProRock44 Unlimited, complete with RCV axle shafts and Synergy Ball Joints. Gearing all around at 4.88 and ARB Air Lockers front and rear. What better place to test out the gearing, lockers and ProRock than Hamburger Hill at Stave Lake.