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Sandon to Retallack GPS track?

aebbern

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Just wondering if anyone has a GPS track for the trail that connects Sandon with Retallack (via Reco Mtn)? I was looking on Google Earth but can't for the life of me find how to get across there.

Thanks,

Andy
 

aebbern

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Okay - think I found it.

I used this site: http://aardvark.gov.bc.ca/apps/recst/html/recsites_base_map.htm

Zooming in to the Sandon area I came across this lovely series of switchbacks running out of Cody up and over the mountain and descending into Retallack... looks nice!

 

250ccforme

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Did Retallack to Sandon via Rico on a mountain bike many moons ago. Very scenic. Stay on the beaten path. There arelotsof oldmine shafts that are hidden under rotting wood covered with dirt.

That ride is one of many on the to-do list for this year.
 

shoobear

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Its a fun ride. I do it once a year.

I start in Retallica and go up and over to Sandon.

If u are into it there is a nice little alpine hill climb at the summit. Great spot for pics.

FromSandon I i take the offroad route back towards (on the map u posted in this post) Zincton. Road comes out just before Bear and Fish lakes.Before u hit the hwy therare a few mining roads u can taketo some old minesfor some fun.

U can also take a foot bridge on the Kaslo side of retallack for a off road way to rettallack. Some mine tailings jumps in the tailings flats. REAL dusty!

cheers
 

koots_roots

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let me know when your heading out that way 250 and ill do the same...been meaning to check it out for awhile. ill PM u too shoobear.

the route looks fairly straightforward as on the map...is it really obvious? there are a bunch of roads back there...

how is the riding? would fully loaded KLR's be up for the task? not that i will be riding one, just planning a trip with some others for july.

the waiting game is almost over!
 

aebbern

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We tried last weekend to do the Retallack-Cody route. Obviously got screwed up somewhere coming from the Retallack side (GPS track attached) but we managed to find a nice trail heading over by Dardanelles Creek. Sure would like to know where we made the wrong turn.
 

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250ccforme

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You went wrongnear point 179, 14:17:30 o'clock; or a few minutes/points later. You should have kept heading south and up. I looked in Google earth but there is a poor image overlap (very blurred) at the crucial area.

The yellow box is where the error happened. The pink line is the yery rough approximate route.
 

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Hill Climber

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aebbern wrote:
We tried last weekend to do the Retallack-Cody route. Obviously got screwed up somewhere coming from the Retallack side (GPS track attached) but we managed to find a nice trail heading over by Dardanelles Creek. Sure would like to know where we made the wrong turn.

Here's a track I made earlier this summer of the area. The waypoint labelled "saddle" is where you drop over the west side, down a series of switchbacks and you come out at Cody (just above Sandon). If you view it in Google Earth, you can just barelysee the switchbacks. My first time uploading a track so hope it works.

Cheers, Hill Climber
 

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aebbern

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Thanks 250ccforme and Hill Climber - I'll be back there next year to give it another try with a better handle now on where the route is.

Cheers,
Andy
 

vuldub

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If you look closely at the map online that you posted vs your track, the road over to Cody comes off where you leave Stenson Creek 50°0'3.7" 117°9'48.8". Alternately, if you look at air photos, it looks like once you make that loopback out of Stenson Creek, just above tree line, there are a bunch of trails to the west, your path took you north. From the air photos, it also looks like there is an alternate route the continues up Stenson Creek and comes over the ridge to the west after the headwaters. Cheers.



Edit: Looks like Hillclimber has the track for you, just ignore me...
 

shoobear

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Hey

I saw your group in Kaslo....

Just looking at your photos....the ride after the wrong turnit looks WAY more fun than the road down into sandon.

Give me a pm next time u are going to do the ride again. I have a few other routes on the ride....will not post them here.



U can ride almost all dirt from Balfour to Sandon.....A few short hwy sections.

KTM!!!!!
 

aebbern

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shoobear wrote:
Give me a pm next time u are going to do the ride again. I have a few other routes on the ride....will not post them here.

U can ride almost all dirt from Balfour to Sandon.....A few short hwy sections.

KTM!!!!!
Hi Shoobear... I'll for sure ping you before our next ride in that area. I'd love to learn how to get from Balfour to Sandon with minimal pavement. It would be great if you could joins us for the riding (although our group seems pretty KTM-heavy already... need more Husky's out there :)

Cheers,
Andy
 

aebbern

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Shoobear, Hill Climber and Stefan showed 12 of us around Kaslo last weekend... and here we are at the saddle of Reco Mountain:


Thanks Shawn, Chuck & Stefan for showing us those great trails near Kaslo... you guys are incredibly lucky to have that area as your backyard.

Cheers,
Andy
 
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