BC - Grey Creek Pass (Seasonal Road)

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jleonard
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BC - Grey Creek Pass (Seasonal Road)

Post by jleonard » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:16 am

Where?: Near Kimberly, BC (See below map)

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What?: Seasonal (forest service road) - only open from July to August(ish) - closed most of 2012 due to washouts, now apparently open.


Type of ride: Rough road, suitable for dual sport or Ural type rigs. Not suitable for street rigs.


Description: We stumbled upon the Grey Creek pass by accident actually - our GPS decided for some odd reason this was the best route through to Toad Rock campgrounds (motorcycle friendly campground in BC.) Well, it definitely wasn't a quick route through! The road is rough, with steep grades (14 percent at several points), deep ruts and some challenging bits if you aren't careful. (Even more challenging in 2012 from all reports - parts of the road washed out, but at last report things have been fixed up and with luck it should be back to normal in 2013)

Kimberly in BC is worth visiting - it has a very strong Bavarian heritage and some very good Borscht.

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The trail starts out off a paved road, which turns into gravel, which turns into dirt, which turns into ruts and rough terrain. While climbing - this trail will take you over 6000 feet up above sea level, and far out of cellphone service. So bring enough gas and possibly a sleeping bag just in case you get stuck. It gets cold up at altitude. (Mind you we were there pretty early in the season, but still good to be safe)

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