Twelve members of the Vernon ATV Club rounded up 1260kg of garbage that took 3 trucks and 2 trailers to transport to the dump. We also retrieved a burnt up trailer that had been dumped over the side of one of the switchbacks, the trailer went separately to metal recycling.
The morning started off with light rain but the day cleared up as we worked and turned out to be a pretty nice afternoon. Garbage was collected from the bottom of King Eddy Road up to 7km then we jumped to the Bear Lake and Aberdeen Lake Rec sites where we picked up a number of TVs, mattresses and random junk.
The final tally amongst the 1260kg taken to the landfill included:
Join us at the sort yard on King Eddy Road for the May long weekend. Everyone is welcome, members and non-members – so if you enjoy ATV, UTVing come out to meet some like-minded folks and have fun.
The sort yard is the gate to the left of the cattleguard, watch for the yellow ATV sign pointing the way. The gate opens at 3:00pm on Friday afternoon for campers to arrive and start setting up then hang out around the campfire in the evening.
Saturday morning is when the fun starts with a cleanup along King Eddy Road. Bring your ATV, UTV or truck as we head up the road gathering all the stuff people have discarded. We’ll need a couple of trucks for transporting the garbage to the landfill. If we get done before evening we may squeak a ride in.
Saturday afternoon there is a BBQ, it’s free for cleanup volunteers and $5 per person for everyone else. You’ll find burgers, chips & dip, salad, veggies and drinks. The BBQ will be followed by a meeting to catch everyone up on club activities.
Sunday morning is ride time, join us as we head up onto the Aberdeen plateau for some riding.
Friday, May 20
3:00pm – sort yard opens for anyone wanting to camp
7:00pm – evening campfire
10:00pm – gate closed for the night
Saturday, May 21
10:00am – cleanup starts along King Eddy FSR (details below)
What a day for a ride with Vernon socked in its mid-winter grey coat. We quickly climbed above the clouds and were treated to bright blue skies and a seascape of clouds covering the city below.
Both wheeled and tracked machines along for the ride. Some people took the opportunity to try a tracked quad for the first time and bad luck for Verne he got sucked off the side of the road and down into the deep snow in the ditch. When tracked quads get stuck they’re really stuck and no amount of pushing, pulling, winching or advice was breaking it free until the shovels came out to dig the Grizzly free.
Great ride crew, stay tuned for details of our next ride on the February 6/7 weekend!
Ride heads out at 11:00am, Sunday, January 24 from the bottom of Noble Canyon Road in Lavington. With the warmer temperature recently we may have some crispy crunchy snow to ride on… but that’s over a week away so who knows.
Bring the usual winter riding gear, your lunch at the campfire and a small shovel and tow strap is advised. More details next week.
Join us Sunday morning at Noble Canyon Road as we look for the snow. Ride will depart at 10:30am sharp(ish), dress warm and dry, bring your camera, lunch, fire starter, etc. as we’ll stop for a campfire lunch along the way. Aiming to be back down around 2:30pm.
There will be a Christmas tree hunt on Sunday, November 22, at King Eddie launch. Meet at unloading area at 10:00 then off to bag a tree. Bring a lunch, we will have a fire, and dress warm.
After capturing the tree, it will be decorated at the club house. Everyone please come and enjoy setting up and decorating. Chili and buns will be served for supper at 5:00. Please RSVP by November 19th to [email protected] if you are coming for supper.
Leaving from the bottom of King Eddy Road at 10:00am on Sunday, November 15, going to explore and see how much snow is in the mountains. Could be hard going, so dress warm and in layers, in case pushing is involved.
This will be a slow, exploring style ride, will multiple stops and lots of chat
Bring a roasting lunch and fixins as we’ll have a campfire. Be prepared for all weather, forecast is for 60% chance of snow, or rain, or both.
It’s almost full moon (more details below) so there should be plenty of light from above but we also have been talking about evening/night rides so it’s time to try it out. Dress warm and come prepared for riding in the dark.
We will depart from the bottom of King Eddy Road at 7:00pm Saturday, September 26 and will be back at the bottom approximately 9:30pm. This will be a leisurely ride on the usual trails from the bottom of King Eddy, not very fast as night riding ads a new element of difficulty.
Vernon ATV Club rides responsibly access Forest Service Roads and Crown Lands. All participants are reminded of their obligation to comply with the Off-Road Vehicle Act (Bill 13).
NOT RELATED TO THE RIDE, JUST FYI: Supermoon is Sunday night at approximately 8:00pm our time, it is also a lunar eclipse, so a Supermoon Lunar Eclipse or “blood moon”. It is the first time in 30 years that the supermoon (full moon at its closest point of its earth orbit) and eclipse happen at the same time, the next will be in 2029.