Whipsaw ATV weekend

Headed up to Whipsaw this weekend, its a gravel/off road trail that starts just a little before Princeton, BC.  Its a well known trail to off-road folks which I finally got my butt up there.  We had a good group of people, with all of us riding some kind of off-road vehicle.

Route to the Trail

Route to the Trail

Its about 3 hours if your heading from Vancouver, and is a pretty easy find from the number 3 hwy.   There is an entry sign a bit before Princeton on the left if you are heading East from Vancouver.   There are a few different trails to throw you off, but its a pretty straight trail that takes you out to Tulameen area if you drive the whole thing—-(so you don’t have to drive the same way out.)  We road for about 3 hours and made  it to just before Wells Lake before we decided to turn around. We did a that trail a lot quicker then in a truck, so we just turned around after about 3 hours of solid riding.  I am told it takes 6-7 hours in a truck without doing some stopping to play in the mud.

After a pretty wicked night of drinking we got up early Saturday morning and headed out for our main ride of the weekend.  About 20 minutes in I decided to jump into every mud/ water I saw and got totally wet right off the bat.

 20 minutes into the ride

20 minutes into the ride

Stuck...

Stuck...

After riding for awhile we stopped and did some skeet shooting with a shotgun that one of the guys had.  We had a manual thrower with clay discs.  It was fun, first time shooting a shotgun and even hit a few.  Ear Plugs would have been nice.

Sheet Shooting

Sheet Shooting

Saturday was a pretty good day with the weather staying mostly sunny.  We took full advantage of Saturday because we knew Sunday was going to be a bit different.  When we got up Sunday we where all pretty tired but wanted to get one more little ride out before we headed home.

Snow at the mine Sunday

Snow at the mine Sunday

Our Sunday ride was still pretty fun despite the crazy weather.  I had to park my quad because I was so cold, and jumped into the two seater rhino.  Our Sunday objective was to find a mine that a few of them had found in the past, and shoot the rest of the clay discs.  Both tasks got completed…

Shooting early Sunday afternoon at the mine site

Shooting early Sunday afternoon at the mine site

Here is a shot of the mine.  Pretty cool little site.  Glad we found it.  Pretty fun weekend, I’ll be heading up to the same spot this coming weekend but more of a lake trip with less redneck games.

Long Tunnel

Long Tunnel