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Placer Mountain // Ashnola Traverse

By on Oct 5, 2015 in Overlanding |

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Boston Bar to Harrison Lake

By on May 25, 2015 in Overlanding |

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Rover Landers “Best of the Best” 30th Anniversary Trip

By on Sep 8, 2014 in Overlanding | 0 comments

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Fossil Beach & Chehalis Lake

By on May 28, 2014 in Overlanding | 1 comment

Todays trip to Chehalis Lake & Fossil Beach was the first time out since I bolted on a LOT of extras to the vehicle over the winter, and despite all the extra weight (especially on the roof) it performed like a champ! On our way to Chehalis Lake, we tackled a few little side routes & challenges before discovering that the bridge to the old provincial campground on the lake has been barricaded by the province with 8 cement blocks. So instead of hanging out at the campground, we found an alternative route to the shoreside and setup our awnings for lunch so we could stay out of the rain. After lunch, and with some extra time on our hands, we decided to take a run at Paul’s old nemesis… Fossil Beach. This little jaunt made me a little nervous as there were some crazy 40º+ angles and I was quite top heavy now… but all was great and we ran through it faster than I thought. Even though the beach had all but disappeared with the rising lake levels, it was a great trip down and nice to see what my truck was capable of now!   Winter add-ons: • Terrafirma 16” bead lock wheels • Goodyear 265/75R16 10-ply tires • Terrafirma +2” shock & spring HD lift (air to coil conversion) • Goodrich extended stainless steel brake lines • Land Rover 180º thermostat • Terrafirma rock sliders • Terrafirma tie rods, ball joints, steering dampener • Terrafirma panhard rod • CVT Shasta roof top tent • CVT 79” awning • Road shower • Farmtek poultry roof rack floor   Location View Larger...

Peg Island Chilliwack

By on Feb 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Video Legend 0:00 Intro 1:08 Start of the run 4:40 Water crossing 5:13 Getting stuck in the river Locations Start (Chilliwack) +49° 08′ 53.00″, -122° 00′ 25.00″ View Larger...

Church Mountain / Cultus Lake

By on Oct 22, 2013 in Overlanding | 0 comments

Locations Start (Church Mountain) +49° 04′ 27.00″, -121° 51′ 38.00″ Lookout over Chilliwack +49º 04′ 10″, -121º 57′ 29″ End (Church Mountain) +49° 04′ 10.00″, -121° 57′ 29.00″ View Larger...

Texas Creek – Ochi Basin – Blowdown Pass

By on Sep 16, 2013 in Overlanding | 2 comments

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Poison Mountain – China Head – Mud Lakes

By on Jul 31, 2013 in Overlanding | 3 comments

What an incredible Trip! Last weekend we headed up to Lillooet to summit Poison Mountain and I was blown away at the spectacular views along the way. To start, we left Vancouver (Surrey) and drove up through the Fraser Canyon on the #1 Hwy from Hope. After arriving and filling up the tank in Lillooet, we headed northwest to meetup with the rest of the Rover Landers where they spent the evening camping out at Carpenter Lake, waiting for the rest of the group to arrive. But to make it there by 9:30am, my dad and I had to leave our house at 4 in the morning. So when we rounded the corner at 9:15am and Bernie walks up to our Discovery2 with a full pot of coffee to filler-up, it we got a pretty good indication of what the next 2 days were going to be like… GREAT! After taking a few pictures of the Carpenter Lake Dam, we headed out and started our trek towards the Mud Lakes. It took a few hours to reach them but it was well worth the drive. Most of the road that surrounds one of the lakes is permanently submerged in a good foot and a half of water which makes it a lot of fun to drive through. (to bad my GoPro didn’t really show how deep it was). Once we got through the lakes (stopping near the end to take pictures of a deer running) we continued on our way to Poison Mountain. It’s hard to get a feeling of how steep it was as pictures (and especially the video) don’t convey it all that well at all, but it sure gave us a bit of a head trip scaling the spine of a mountain and the rocks a slipping out beneath you. When we finally reached the top of Poison Mountain (7428 feet) it was spectacular. We had a beautiful 360º view of all the mountains and valley’s below us. It certainly made me grateful for where I live and excited for our trip in September to Ochi Basin / Texas Creek (8500 feet MAP)… Lovin’ Canada! Locations Campsite #1 (Carpenter Lake) +50° 47′ 18.00″, -122° 13′ 4.00″ Mud Lakes +51° 8′ 4.83″, -122° 44′ 9.37″ Poison Mountain Summit +51º 9′ 1.7784″, -122º 36′ 1.868″ Campsite #2 (Davie Jones Creek @ 5600 feet) +51° 8′ 52.18″, -122° 33′ 8.99″ China Head Mountain Summit +51° 9′ 54.20″, -122° 23′ 50.80″ Big Bar Ferry +51° 10′ 58.22″, -122° 8′ 3.28″ View Larger Map       Carpenter Lake       Mud Lakes       Poison...