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Powell River: Paradise on Four Wheels

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015

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This post is has also been cross-posted on prquadrides.blogspot.ca and PowellRiverBooks.blogspot.ca

We have lots of logging roads in the Powell River backcountry to ride and hike. But when they are deactivated and age, recreational users refurbish them to become quad or hiking trails. Here are a few trails from rides we’ve taken over the years.

Culvert on a spur leading to a Olsen Valley homestead foundation.

Culvert on a spur leading to a Olsen Valley homestead foundation.

 

Corduroy road section on upper Powell Daniels Main.

Corduroy road section on upper Powell Daniels Main.

 

End of the easily passable section of upper Beartooth Main.

End of the easily passable section of upper Beartooth Main.

 

Bridge protecting a fish bearing stream on Fred's Trail to West (Hammil) Lake.

Bridge protecting a fish bearing stream on Fred’s Trail to West (Hammil) Lake.

 

Crossing a section of regrowth along the Lois River north of Khartoum Lake.

Crossing a section of regrowth along the Lois River north of Khartoum Lake.

 

Log jumble on a road in an old slash above Chippewa Bay.

Log jumble on a road in an old slash above Chippewa Bay.

 

Washout on Jim Brown Main at the Head of Powell Lake.

Washout on Jim Brown Main at the Head of Powell Lake.

If you try to find these quad trails don’t be surprised if they’ve washed out or grown over. Mother Nature reclaims her territory at a very rapid rate. They remain open because of the ongoing trail maintenance by groups such as the Wednesday Crew of quad riders and the BOMB (Bloody Old Men’s Brigade) Squad group of hikers and ATV owners. Thank you to all of the individuals and groups who maintain our backcountry trails. Through your efforts we all can explore the best that Powell River has to offer.

Want to know more about quad riding in the Powell River region? Check out these resources.

Do you have any trails to share? Let us know. — Margy

Margy Lutz

Margy Lutz

Margy Lutz and her husband Wayne discovered Powell River during an airplane camping trip in 2000. They purchased a float cabin on Powell Lake that has become their home since retiring from careers in education in Southern California. In 2008, they became Canadian permanent residents and now live here full time. Margy continues to work as a grant writer and Wayne is the author of the Coastal BC Stories series and science fiction.
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