Stopped by Dave's house to head out and meet Guy & Pete at the Husky for our 10am departure.
Aaaaand we're off to a wet start. :P
Dave's first road trip!!
The camera didn't come out much, but once we got close to Clinton, the weather looked more promising.
Through Clinton, more blue skies, yay!
And it was getting warmer! Taking pictures while operating a vehicle? Never! Disregard the speedometer, its been acting funny lately.
Approaching Cache Creek
Fueled up and ready to go again
Gorgeous day to ride through the canyon!
Highway 8 between Spences Bridge & Merritt, one of my favourites!
The old bridge in Spences Bridge is closed for some reason, we were hoping to ride across it.
A nice view of the Fraser from the other side of the river
Hey Dave, I found your sign!! lol
This is MUCH nicer than the weather back home.
Nice dry pavement, finally!
The reward for a long day's ride.
Camp for the first night, my tent in the foreground, Dave's tucked away in the background.
Pete and Guy were setting up on the other side of the site.
Thats a beer that Guy is waving around... might not wanna open that right away!
Our campsite for the evening, nestled between the Coquihalla and the Coldwater River
The next morning, getting ready to head out and ride the Kettle Valley Railway
Here's where we picked up the KVR, in Brookmere.
Morning sunshine on the KVR
An old water tower near the rail line that was used to refill the boilers on the old locomotives.
It used to sit on this concrete footing, but they actually moved it away from the rail grade beyond the fence to preserve it.
For a structure that old that's been moved 50 feet or so, it looks to be in in pretty good shape!
Back on the trail - but first, let me take a selfie!
A little bit of dust, but not too bad.
How's the dust back there, Dave?
We had to get off of the KVR where its been fenced off crossing range land, so we picked up the Otter Creek FSR and would rejoin the KVR in a while. A little bit of rain in the last 24 hours meant no dust and good tacky 'hero' dirt. Wheee!
And then some twisty pavement to top off the morning!
Regrouped in Coalmont
everyone plugged in and ready to go again
Back on the KVR!
Riding the rail grade along the Similkameen River
First old rail bridge crossing on the Similkameen
Pete and his KLR - with his burnt out low-beam
Guy and his V-Strom 650
Dave and his 950
The colour of the Similkameen River was amazing!
Not your average tunnel...
Barely big enough for a wee-strom!