Yes it was the International Day of Awesomeness, sun, warm temperatures, friendly folks that shared their lunch campfire and a few interesting adventures.
The first adventure was fearless leader Steve showing us how amazing his new machine was in snow, until it wasn’t. After riding down to King Edward Lake then almost back to the road the mighty Can-Am became beached a long, long way from the road so every tow strap we had was put to use to reach the nearest tree. Steve was eventually back on the road and learned his lesson, BRP also makes Ski-Doo products for deep snow riding.
After lunch and chatting with the friendly campfire folks we were heading for Grizzly Lake but a quick stop at the Island Lake Rec Site revealed two Toyota trucks stuck a long way off the road. Steve and Len formed a towing company and recovered the closer truck almost to the road where a passing Dodge pickup yanked him the rest of the way to safety.
11:00am Sunday, March 10 – King Eddy Road
Heading out from the bottom of King Eddy Road (10kms east of Vernon on Hwy 6) at 11:00am Sunday, March 10. Remember it’s the time change on Sunday so check your clocks and don’t be late.
The road is plowed all the way to Dee Lake Main so we’re going to head up King Eddy in search of a good lunch destination, to see how many viewpoints we can access and possibly to enjoy some warmer temperatures (forecast calls for +7 by the weekend – but do we believe it?).
Come prepared for winter riding conditions, we’ll have a campfire so pack a lunch and bring your camera for the views we find.
Rides are open to everyone, we encourage new riders to come out for a couple of rides to meet club members, find new trails and get a sense of the club before joining.
The Vernon ATV Club promotes responsible all terrain vehicle use. Riders must must carry their driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of $200,000 liability insurance for riding on forest service roads. Quad riders must wear a helmet, side x side riders aren’t required by law to wear helmets but we recommend they do.