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Kootenay Back-roads 2016

public forum -- share our road access comments.

 

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What did you find out on the remote back roads!



There are a couple of BC Government websites
that may also post road and trail information.

(These are not completely current, but they are a guideline to what is open or closed.)


Here is the BC Government Rocky Mountain Forest District Road-Work Website.

www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/services/road-works.htm

 

The Summit Trail Makers Society - are a fabulous group that repairs and restores the local hiking trails.

Thanks to these volunteer groups for their volunteer work on the trials.

Columbia Valley Trail Alliance

Summit Trail Builders in the Invermere area

Kimberley Trails Society

Fernie Trails Alliance






2016 Road Forum
Date Road Name Description, Location, or GPS coordinates Other Details Sent From

May 16, 2016

Moyie Lumberton Roads for Cooper Lake Hike

Cooper lake is a great spring short and easy hike. Logging is taking place along the roadway and fully loaded trucks are pounding the road to deep ruts, that would be mushy in wet conditions.

The new logging radio frequencies are in effect and the old frequencies are not used. So unless you have updated your radio frequencies this spring, you might be surprised when your radio cannot connect to the industrial traffic.

JS

May 10, 2016

Perry Creek Road up to 10 km
For the Perry Creek Falls Hike.

The "trail" for the last 300 metres or so is partially washed out and people have edged a steep track around it. It will be be very slippery access in wet conditions, (which we don't seem to get anymore). The creek is pounding very high and powerful right now- impressive to look at but dangerous.

The road is a bit washboardy, but fine for a car.

JS

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Also share your backcountry experiences of any kind with me! Save everyone the frustration of driving for hours on a backroad only to find the last bridge has been pulled or there is a huge impassible washout. Also tell us about the roads that are new, or rebuilt.

The East Kootenay stretches for 200 km north and south in the southeastern part of BC between the summits of the impressive Canadian Rockies and the height-of-land in the rugged Purcell Mountains. See Kootenay Maps

**** Janice Strong's Hiking Guide Book to the East Kootenay / Southeastern BC
Mountain Footsteps

**** See Also the Updates for Mountain Footsteps the Hiking Guide Book


 

Thanks to these volunteer groups for their volunteer work on the trials.

Summit Trail Builders in the Invermere area for their volunteer trail work.

Columbia Valley Trail Alliance

Summit Trail Builders in the Invermere area

Kimberley Trails Society

Fernie Trails Alliance

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