Two views or not two views started off in the fog at King Eddie staging site with a chill in the air. As we climbed in altitude we left the fog behind, and proceeded to the cement mixer site to show to some of the new riders in club. Next we headed back up and turned off traveling towards the lobster trail, was lots of clearing to get the big side by sides up the tunnel, but no problem. Stopped at the towers for our first view of the valley fog but it cleared off just as we wrapped up lunch and carried on to Tween Lakes lookout. The roads were wet enough there was no dust, so a pleasant ride. On way back stopped at King Eddie Lake for a snack, the level of lake is incredibly low.
All in all a great ride, and I got to explain how raisins were made, so educational too.
Join Grey Leader (Steve) ready to ride at 10:00am Sunday, October 29 at King Eddy for a family friendly tour of Aberdeen Plateau trails including stops at two viewpoints high above the valley fog.
As mentioned this is a family friendly ride so the pace won’t be very fast and there will be stops along the way to take in the sights and chat with other riders.
You don’t need to be a Vernon ATV Club member to attend, take a couple rides with us to see if the club is a good fit for you.
Monday October 23 come out and have your say on the future direction of the club. Food is provided, we’ll have pizza, chips, veggies and drinks. Members, guests and anyone interested in off-road recreation is welcome.
We’ve had a great year considering spring almost got washed away, summer got smoked and snow is already on higher elevation trails. Club members put in a ton of work on these events (and more):
Vernon Winter Carnival Parade
Annual King Eddy Cleanup
Lumby Days Parade
Canada Day Display and Kiddie Cart Rides
Ladies Day Ride
Rides with neighbouring clubs
Lots of club rides
All these events take work but they are equally rewarding. We appreciate the hard work of members and ask you come out to share your ideas and any time you can give to continue spreading the club message of family fun through responsible off-road vehicle usage.
We came up just short making it to the lookout, no matter with a fun group of riders and a long lunch break just below the howling wind and almost zero visibility where we turned around.
It’s a go, we weren’t sure how much it might snow this week but it looks like there hasn’t been much accumulation at higher elevations yet so we’re going to head to the lookout.
Meet at the pullout on the east side of the Enderby Bridge at 9:00am. For those traveling from Vernon we’ll be leaving the parking lot by Tim Horton’s on 58th Avenue at 8:30am and if you’d like to attend but want to catch a ride email [email protected] or call 250-550-5290.
Not going to sugarcoat this, near the top the road to the lookout is rough but it’s one heck of a view when you get to the top that makes it all worthwhile.
Rides are open to club members, friends, guests and anyone interested in joining us for a ride. All ability levels are welcome, if you encounter a section of trail above your comfort level we’ll help you through or find a way around it. Get in touch if you have any questions!