RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by bertvorgon » 22 Jul 2019 17:33

Been a LONG time since I drove a 510 to Port McNeil, where my brother is, or, I did once take my 72' over to Port Alice, what a blast of a road!

At least there are places to pass, except maybe the climb up Menzies Mountain out side of Campbell River, and watch for radar on that run down to the Sayward Junction.
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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by gooned » 22 Jul 2019 18:21

I hear ya on how far you need to go now to get a stretch of road you can actually enjoy :(

Never have made the trip to N island...need to book a b&b to stay at if we do because the travel trailer would be dumb on the ferry.

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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by bertvorgon » 23 Jul 2019 06:05

So many incredible places to see at the North end of the Island. Caves, old mines, whale watching and of course the trails to San Jo bay, Cape Scott and Raft Cove.

As my family lived at Telegraph Cove for many years, when the saw mill still actually ran ( I worked there also back in the 60's), it is now a major tourist destination. While I do not like to see what happened to it, if you have no preconceived notions of it's glory days, it is neat to visit.

My brother just took a trip to Cape Scott, as timing for good weather is critical as we are in this nice, high pressure right now.

So many very cool beaches to walk with lots of logging history there.

here is a picture of Telegraph back when I worked there. I worked on that tug, the GIKUMI, delivering supply's around the Broughton Archipelago to floating logging camps, First Nations villages and some other small places scattered around the Islands.
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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by 510rob » 23 Jul 2019 14:16

Looks like an episode of Beachcombers... because this is exactly the kind of stuff that program was about! West Coast Life!

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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by gooned » 23 Jul 2019 19:32

Thanks for posting that up Keith! Very cool as most of the spots we visit these days are just a glimpse of what was.

Also looking fw to your next trip report, sounds very interesting...

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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by bertvorgon » 24 Jul 2019 11:35

I did my own Run Beyond Hope yesterday!

Due to unforeseen circumstances this past year I have yet to drag my vintage Boler home and go camping, so elected to just blast up to Manning and canoe Lightning Lakes for a day.

The drive up was a blast…ZERO traffic, so I could have fun through those twisty’s. Honda did a very good job on the suspension in that huge van and while it is NOT the Datsun, no one stayed with me up that climb!

Just after crossing past the Park gates we saw a MOOSE walking down the middle of the river! In all my years going to Manning, which spans some 50+ years, this is the first time I have seen a moose.

Mid week is so nice up there, not many people, the Lake is not busy at all. I had hoped when we got there the wind was not up, as it can get rough, and it was perfect upon arrival.

We took off from the dock with the sun popping out from the edge of the next front coming in. Our plan was to go to the far end of the Lake, then, at a point halfway back there is a small beach where we were to have lunch.

Almost at the end of the lake we had the most amazing concert given by a Loon family, every vocal I have ever heard from Loon’s, and, they came right towards us, getting maybe 15 feet away. Just spectacular!

The sun was full out from the edge of the very dark clouds above us, so being mindful of what I suspected was coming, we headed back to our lunch spot.

Mr. Whiskey Jack greeted us in a blink, knowing full well that there were going to be some goodies he might get. Talk about bold, at one point he flew into my lap trying to get my sandwich. I surprised my wife by having brought 2 cans of wine…CANNED wine…the wine snobs must hate that, but, no glass to break in your pack. I did chuckle to myself with the slogan….CANOE RESPONSIBLY!

As I predicted that cold front came in quite quickly as I watched the black wall of clouds approach. The wind started to come up and once we got going into the canoe, the last haul across the open water had us digging deep, heading into the wind, with some light rain and the ever growing waves. I thought to myself I sure hope that those at the end of the Lake were paying attention to the weather.

As we finished our day walking back to the Honda, I did remember when I brought our crew of 510’s to the turn-around here, for a photo op, Octoberfast 2006, 13 years ago..Wow.

At least that grinding haul from Hope to home was uneventful; the press of traffic was east bound as the city disgorged its worker’s back yet again in a massive daily traffic jam.

Stay tuned for Saturdays adventure to check out a little known wonder.
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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by bertvorgon » 24 Jul 2019 11:37

And a few from the canoe trip
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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by ///FiveOneOh » 25 Jul 2019 16:59

damn... wanted to drive...
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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by bertvorgon » 26 Jul 2019 07:08

Sorry Cam! Hopefully we will get a drive in later in the season. August is totally out for me and, I'm just done with traffic for awhile.

Yesterday I got to tag along with Matt, as he had to document the placement of some ceramic "Rock Fish Habitat" made by the Kwantlen Art students. This was done in conjunction with the Vancouver Aquarium as the Rock Fish are an endangered species up and down the West Coast. The habitat was lowered into the scuba diving area at Porteau Cove.

Can-Dive construction supplied the small scow to carry the art work and a diving crew, Lafarge Concrete supplied the bases and the Aquarium brought one of their boats to transfer people from the boat launch to the scow.

What a great day to spend in the sun and talk to some very interesting people. I blew one of the Aquarium staff away when I told him that I and the owner of the GIKUMI out of Telegraph Cove, had the task of picking up the FIRST killer whale taken into captivity in the 60's and have pictures to prove it. It was transferred in a sling to the back deck of the Gikumi, then to Beaver Cove to go by truck to the airport at Port Hardy. Quite the adventure for a teenager. Wish I had taken more pictures! I'm going to find them today just out of interest.

Anyhow, 4 slings of "habitat" were set down on the bottom, then the diver shot GoPro footage of them on the bottom. They now rest next to 2 ships that have been sunk there in the past as artificial reefs, a tug and a 40' sail boat.

Matt did video interviews, documented the trip and people and now will edit it all together over the next week. I heard the Global TV is to do a story on it also, not sure when.

Now, back to traffic, and with NO exaggeration, we hit STOPPED traffic just at Lonsdale on #1...and literally were in stop and go till we got to the other side of the Port Mann bridge...2.5 hours later...INSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by bertvorgon » 26 Jul 2019 07:10

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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by bertvorgon » 26 Jul 2019 07:14

Tomorrow Matt and I off to the wilderness ( kind of) to visit a little known "structure"...we hope....that should be quite spectacular...and...it is another RUN BEYOND HOPE....
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Re: RUN BEYOND HOPE 2019

Post by 510rob » 27 Jul 2019 12:38

those marine structure things are cool looking. sounds like a nice day.

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Post by bertvorgon » 30 Jul 2019 07:23

The wind hit me hard, more than I really expected. I did not think that going across this suspension bridge would be a big deal, but in reality, once that ripping wind hit me, plus the visual effect of the fast moving river below my feet, it was very disorienting. I put my hand out to the steel cable for a sense of safety.

This will be our last RUN BEYOND HOPE for awhile now, I’m going to be down for the month of August, have to take it easy for a bit.

At least our journey back had minimal traffic. I went to the Mission track to watch Harry and Tracey race on Sunday, where on the way back, typical with # 1 Highway, a multiple crash happened at 264th, backing traffic up to Mt. Lehman road, where Betty and I jumped off. The Fraser highway was corked due to everyone getting off there also, so as we live to the real South, we just dropped to 0 Avenue and had a leisurely drive home.

Matt and I had duel plans for Saturday, find the suspension bridge, and then head to maybe the Nahatlatch Forest Fire lookout.

We parked where I was certain the old road headed down to the bridge was and sure enough, ½ hour later we were there! NO TOURISTS..NO $35.00 GATE ENTRY..NO JAMMED VISTAS….JUST US!

It really was almost scary crossing it, the tremendous wind was incredibly gusty and even with those cable stays to keep it from swaying, it did move a bit. From the middle of the bridge it was very steep too, up to the top. We blasted some pictures and then walked back across, where the wind had gotten even more intense as the day warmed up. The wind was going up river and the shear speed of the water below heading in the opposite direction, had me doing one of our mountain biking tricks of don’t look down, look ahead.

Glad it was still a tad cloudy as the grind back to the vehicle was just that, and thankfully the temps were nowhere near the normal 32C+ (90F -105F.) for this area, that would have been a bugger.

As we have been disgusted the last few trips with the garbage people leave, that should just not happen, we picked up and filled some garbage bags on the way back to the Tracker. Why our poor planet is doomed, too many people just do not care.

An hour later we found ourselves starting to wind our way up a road that was getting rougher and rougher. We came to a big washout that had us picking our way SLOWLY through it. With more ahead, we again had to defer to time gone by and how long it might take us to pick our way to the Lookout. This was 4 x 4 stuff and it just takes time to pick your way without smashing the underside.

We carefully did a six point turn and headed back down and off to a spot to build our fire and burn up some steaks again. I have developed a good way to build a small but hot fire with good coals to grill on, in a relatively short time.

The run back was excellent with no traffic issues, spotted one large, healthy looking black bear and the small herd of California Big horn sheep with two youngsters just outside of Lytton.

That makes my 5th Run Beyond Hope this season; let’s “hope” we can get one more in later in the year before the snows fly again…this time with 510’s!
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Post by bertvorgon » 30 Jul 2019 07:26

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Post by bertvorgon » 30 Jul 2019 07:30

Final. The garbage we picked up filled one large black Glad bag, all picked up in the first 300 feet from the parking area, judging by all the Colt 45 beer cans there must have been one very "gooned" hiker going down there.
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