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Friday July 14, early morning rip up to brohm ridge

Cb1

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Friday July 14, early morning rip up to brohm ridge

Slept in y'all, likely won't be at the gas station till 8-8:15 , my apologies
 
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Stevno

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Got the evilest of eyes this morning from my better half when I suggested I was heading out. Just because I was away on a 4 day motorcycle trip last weekend means I have to spend time with the family or something or other this weekend....sheesh. Anyway I'm out, have a good ride.
 

Randual

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Indian Arm is clear to the slide - which is about 10km from the top of the inlet. Slide could be crossed on a small bike, a 690 maybe, likely need some help.
We did this ride about three weeks ago! I got across the slide area on my KLR... With some help and no incident! Great ride, that was the first time riding in Squamish for me... I'll be back!
 
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royleon

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Is anybody doing the squamish area for big bikes tomorrow Sunday anytime after 11ish? I ride a bmw f650gs with not much experience so I'm looking for some nice logging roads that are close to Vancouver. I was going to go to Stave lake but I think there are closer ones on the way to Squamish. Anybody up for some decent not too hard big bikes off roading tomorrow?Or can anyone give me some tips and directions about some nice logging off roads near Vancouver? on the sea-to-sky hwy? or anywhere else?I'm gonna head up to squamish right now and try any logging road I find along the way. But some tips and directions for tomorrow would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and let me know
 

Cb1

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Friday July 14, early morning rip up to brohm ridge

Made it through. Pretty easy the whole way through beside the 10km
Slide or whatever it is. Wouldn't call it big bike friendly but I'm probably beginner - medium (I'm a shit rider) and made it over.

Fun ride, the trail can get flowy but as soon as it does it throws some big hidden ruts in so stay aware.






The 10km washout looking south ^



View of Indian arm looking south ^



My old watering hole from the 1930's


Washout or whatever the fuck it is looking north^


Just to give you an idea of what you're up against ^


It was worse going north rather than south but I had no option to turn around so after 5 minutes of throwing a few sticks on some rocks in a vain attempt to temper the obstacle I said fuck it and went for it . Went alright until I was over the run up then I whisky'd the throttle and left a bunch of orange paint on the rocks. Thankfully everything was broadly alright beyond my frame and tank (subframe) getting a few Knicks. As others have said, bring a friend and a grab rope. Don't be like me.


Watched a few videos on YouTube of some bridge and some blocks and I kept looking for it on the run but it didn't materialize though I suspect it was in this area which is absolutely harmless now.

 
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Stevno

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Thanks for the update cb and great pics. Managed to negotiate a ride tomorrow morning and heading that way myself.
 

Cb1

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Friday July 14, early morning rip up to brohm ridge

Thanks for the update cb and great pics. Managed to negotiate a ride tomorrow morning and heading that way myself.

I'm in the same boat. These days getting a days ride in requires a UN resolution and even then I'm treated like Idi Amin when I get home.


Best of luck, it's a lovely ride
 

XT350

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Is anybody still planning on going on that ride Sunday the 16th up to Indian arm? I'd gladly join you. Thanks, Rob.
 

Stevno

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Is anybody doing the squamish area for big bikes tomorrow Sunday anytime after 11ish? I ride a bmw f650gs with not much experience so I'm looking for some nice logging roads that are close to Vancouver. I was going to go to Stave lake but I think there are closer ones on the way to Squamish. Anybody up for some decent not too hard big bikes off roading tomorrow?Or can anyone give me some tips and directions about some nice logging off roads near Vancouver? on the sea-to-sky hwy? or anywhere else?I'm gonna head up to squamish right now and try any logging road I find along the way. But some tips and directions for tomorrow would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and let me know
Royleon, there are plenty of options of nice FSRs for bigger bikes when you get into the Squamish area. Starting with Mamquam FSR which you access 1.6km north of the Sea to Sky Gondola. It will access hundreds of km (may be a slight exaggeration, but certainly enough to keep you entertained for a full day) of FSR including Indian Arm. About 12 km past that, turn left opposite the Alice Lake Provincial Park road on Squamish Valley Rd and 30 mins later you can hit Squamish Main which gets you into Ashlu and Elaho Valleys - all big bike friendly FSRs. You are looking at 100km to top of Elaho so make sure you have fuel and I would advise a GPS as there are a lot of offshoots to explore along the way. There are plenty more playgrounds north of Squamish including Cat Lake, Chance Creek, Callaghan Lake, etc...
 

Cb1

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Friday July 14, early morning rip up to brohm ridge

Not sure if this threads still alive but I did a solo tip up to brohm ridge . Made it
A bit past the lodge before I started to hit significant amounts of snow .

Lots of rocky climbs, wasn't the easiest but my skills aren't by an measure good.

The smoke is making the whole squamish valley a bit hazey.
















Here's where I started to hit snow ^

Fun but testing ride
 

filterx

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Nice I figured there would still be snow at the cabins. Ya there was a lot of smoke in Squamish yesterday but its cleared a bit today And I see I've got to find a new place to host pics if I want to post them here or maybe Tom should get off his bike a fix pic posting And I'm in Squamish. Send me a PM and I'll give you me cell # This is using imgbb to host pics and embedding a direct IMG link which seems to work. Last night in Squamish
 
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Stevno

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Not sure if this threads still alive but I did a solo tip up to brohm ridge . Made it A bit past the lodge before I started to hit significant amounts of snow . Lots of rocky climbs, wasn't the easiest but my skills aren't by an measure good. The smoke is making the whole squamish valley a bit hazey. CB1 thanks for the recon photos. So by the looks of it snow is around the 5500' level?
 

Cb1

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Friday July 14, early morning rip up to brohm ridge

Not sure if this threads still alive but I did a solo tip up to brohm ridge . Made it A bit past the lodge before I started to hit significant amounts of snow . Lots of rocky climbs, wasn't the easiest but my skills aren't by an measure good. The smoke is making the whole squamish valley a bit hazey. CB1 thanks for the recon photos. So by the looks of it snow is around the 5500' level?

First snow I saw was at 1300m though the first snow on the road going up there was just before the lodge. Not sure what altitude that is. Did you manage to make it out to Indian arm on Sunday?
 

Stevno

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First snow I saw was at 1300m though the first snow on the road going up there was just before the lodge. Not sure what altitude that is. Did you manage to make it out to Indian arm on Sunday?
Thanks. Snowline seems kind of low given the temps and the fact that the Chilcotins are clear to at least 2100 meters. I know that region is drier, but that's quite the difference. Yes we did get out to Indian Arm Sunday with XT350 and a local buddy. Funny thing was that he too left some orange paint on the slide. But was pleasantly surprised that the slide wasn't as big as it looked in your photos. Had a great ride as it was fair bit cooler.
 
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