Saturday primed the trails with almost solid rain all day, Sunday looked a lot better though as the day started with broken cloud cover and only a hint of rain looming.
The group headed out from Ladner Road through a neighbour’s locked gate that accesses the trails. A short loop was planned for the 2WD dune buggy and its young passenger who is ready to head home after a couple of hours.
The group continued on up and over the cutblock at Dixon Dam over to the Hartnell Road side then made it’s way down Noble Canyon then up to Bardolph Lake where the clouds and light rain parted for a sunny lunch break and entertainment provided by the gentleman that showed up in his Pontiac Grand Am and proceeded to drag his oil pan over all the rocks and roots in the rec site.
After lunch the ride continued east to the hanglider/paraglider launch overlooking Lumby then rode up to the boundary of Silver Star where there is a trail that brings you back onto the Coldstream Creek road network. Time was running short and daylight fading so we headed home on the old Dixon Dam road.
Great having Josh and Danielle out for their first ride with the club, hope to see you back soon!
Download the ride track or view on the satellite and terrain maps below (the GPS stopped recording partway through so from Bardolph Lake on has been added manually through Google Earth):
Riding the Becker and Bardolph areas but we’re starting from Ladner Road which is 10km up Silver Star Road from Butcher Boys (intersection of Silver Star Rd & Pleasant Valley Road).
Ride departs at 10:30am, no racing around the meeting area as it is a residential neighbourhood. Come right down to the end of Ladner Road, turn around on the driveway then park along the side of the road.
Trails are ATV and SxS rideable. Bring a lunch, all weather gear as we’re heading into fall and your camera as we hit several viewpoints along the trail.
You don’t need to be a Vernon ATV Club member to attend, come ride with us!