Devastation and explosion on the way to Epic Lake

Our idea was to get to Epic Lake this Saturday.  After getting Ry’s bike from Kenco with his brand new front brake (woot!), we headed to a neat spot to unload around Otter Point Road, on Clark Road (Park here, ride there).  There IS a gate, and the access trail was dug out, so I don’t know if it’s possible to access with a quad, but it’s fairly easy for dirtbikes (drop and drag)

Our first stop, on that scorching day, was that lake now known to us as SteamSock lake­.  Nothing unusual happened.

Steamsock Lake

 

After a bit we headed back down the powerlines with the intention of making it up Anderson Road.  It’s hard not to have some fun going through this stuff.

 

Power Lines

After the powerlines, take a right and head up.  We’ve done it quite a couple of times and missed the trail to Epic so many times that both Ryan and myself are getting pretty good to find our way up there.  After all, it’s only been 2 years…

Turns out the trail isn’t really easy to find when the whole rig is logged out.

 

Just a map with some marked spots

Well, not the “whole rig”, but as we can see in light gray, they HAVE poked some seriously big holes out there.  It may not look like much on those images but those are HUUUGE areas.

We got somewhat lost looking for the trail, first landing in the area marked in red, then backtracking to the newly logged area on the left,  heading up hill to the fork in blue and FINALLY we found the trail’s entrance.  The trail was known; puddles, makeshift bridges, hills;  we knew all that stuff.  It was great and fast, for the time it lasted.  At a fork we took a wrong turn and it got steep and hairy.

Then this happened…

 

We filled the rad with water and headed down.  Aside from me falling off a makeshift bridge made of 2 small trees held together by the magic of moisture, it was rather uneventful.  Ry’s bike survived the whole way down, which is always good.

Boom goes the dynamite
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Karl

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5 thoughts on “Devastation and explosion on the way to Epic Lake

  • June 8, 2011 at 3:32 pm
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    At around 1:01 you chuckle. I chuckle. Awesome to not get that in the face…

      • June 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm
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        lol looks like an awesome trail!! wanna get out riding w you guys again. my bikes up in Campbell River, i’m gonna bring it home this weekend…. july long ride?!

  • June 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm
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    If you look at his overall riding position, it looks like he would have gotten it in the balls hahaha.

  • June 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm
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    Yeah that’s wild to watch, before seeing the video I remembered it as taking steam in the face and that was that… Not sure how I didn’t recall the locomotive that was my bike after I got off!

    Today I fixed the fan (wire had popped out) and have to assume it has never worked because it kicked in after like 4 minutes of idling. Poor bike – to think of all the riding I’ve done without a fan while running a mix of 80:1!

    Thank you, Beta (the steam train) Techno, for putting up with my various noobisms and trying so hard not to puke in my face when I was clearly the one who got you too drunk on shitty moonshine to begin with. 🙂

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