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Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby skydawg » Sep 9th, 2017, 9:08 am

sulchie wrote:It wont be long now till we can go out again, more rain coming and i have really bad PMS (parked motorbike syndrome).


yes, sure hope so

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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby sherriff » Sep 13th, 2017, 6:23 pm

Once the ban is on I do think it will stay on for much longer than needed. Would be nice if forestry would let us know what conditions they are waiting for to allow atvers back into the bush. Have not heard of any logging operations being banned. Has anyone heard of any industry related bans?
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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby trapp » Sep 14th, 2017, 10:59 pm

Industrial operations follow strict rules in accordance to the fire danger rating in the area:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/indus ... activities
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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby tsayta » Sep 15th, 2017, 1:35 pm

State of emergency lifted, but not the off road ban
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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby sulchie » Sep 15th, 2017, 1:44 pm

tsayta wrote:State of emergency lifted, but not the off road ban


They just have to keep one more weekend from us, then they'll probably lift the ban at the last second with no notice.

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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby Time4t » Sep 15th, 2017, 3:38 pm

The continued ATV restrictions make me wonder if another "anti" agenda is being applied here as well. Dust off your hiking boots and have a great day. This too will pass.

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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby Catsumi » Sep 15th, 2017, 5:27 pm

Yeah! Time to EXERCISE in an upright, bipedal position! hiking boots ....how novel
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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby Fancy » Sep 15th, 2017, 5:32 pm

Accessing backroads by ATV's is different from hiking - both are done by hunters and those just enjoying the outdoors. Love accessing areas not available to trucks but there's no way I can hike in and out the same areas so ATV'ing to these spots are awesome - then I can hike.
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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby Woodenhead » Sep 16th, 2017, 10:08 pm

Time4t wrote:Dust off your hiking boots and have a great day.

You have to dust them off when you get back, too - it's like hiking in flour on many of the trails out there, it's so damned dry! I enjoyed the hike today, it was perfect hiking weather. A flask of Laphroaig in my back pocket didn't hurt, either. :up:
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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby sulchie » Sep 17th, 2017, 8:17 am

Apparently the Bear Creek dirtbike track, which is on crown land, is going to be open today. Is the ban off and they forgot to tell everyone?

https://m.facebook.com/KelownaDirtbikeClub/
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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby tsayta » Sep 17th, 2017, 8:24 am

sulchie wrote:Apparently the Bear Creek dirtbike track, which is on crown land, is going to be open today. Is the ban off and they forgot to tell everyone?

https://m.facebook.com/KelownaDirtbikeClub/

BC wildfire services still shows ban...

http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScri ... sp?ID=2834
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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby Time4t » Sep 17th, 2017, 10:54 am

Interesting, reading the dirtbike club site suggested some form of exemption,not sure as I just took a quick peek. If so, then another double standard? Got my boots on this w/e; in my spots in the high country there was plenty of early morning moisture right through til noon.

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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby TylerM4 » Sep 17th, 2017, 1:05 pm

Time4t wrote:Interesting, reading the dirtbike club site suggested some form of exemption,not sure as I just took a quick peek. If so, then another double standard? Got my boots on this w/e; in my spots in the high country there was plenty of early morning moisture right through til noon.



It is interesting. It's also too bad than many don't understand what you've just pointed out. This time of year, moisture doesn't just come from rainfall. Dew/mist in the higher elevations brings in a LOT of water. The temperature difference this time of year is also dramatic. When it dips as low as +10* overnight here at valley bottom, up in the mountains it's getting down to nearly freezing.

Castanet forecast shows rain for most of the week. Hopefully we can go hunting/riding next weekend.

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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby Gone_Fishin » Sep 17th, 2017, 7:30 pm

sulchie wrote:Apparently the Bear Creek dirtbike track, which is on crown land, is going to be open today. Is the ban off and they forgot to tell everyone?

https://m.facebook.com/KelownaDirtbikeClub/



If I recall correctly, the race track is on private land that used to be owned by the Tolko mill. The ORV trail area is on Crown Land.

I expect the restrictions to be off by next weekend, if we get that rain in the forecast. There was frost up where I was hunting yesterday.
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Re: Off Road Vehicle Restrictions Including Okanagan

Postby Queen K » Sep 17th, 2017, 7:34 pm

EC is calling for snow in the Kootenays.

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