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Cameron Lake Bikepacking trip (Vancouver Island, Nanaimo) · Sat. Jun. 4th - Sun. Jun. 5th
Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened
Warning: This is a tentative trip : The trip might be postponed for the next weekend if most of the people will find it more convenient.
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Start: Saturday, Jun. 4th
End: Sunday, Jun. 5th
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Jun. 2nd, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Just outside the clubroom
The objective for this trip is to ride roughly around the Cameron Lake using the most sophisticated off-road route possible :D Route. We will stop for the overnight at Loon Lake. Conditions of several spots on the route is under a question mark because it is not obvious from maps that the route is ridable there, so the plan may change on the go. Expect that the adventurous spirit will not leave us until we get to Parksville!
The trip is not going to be easy: around 100 km each day 60 of which is off-road. The elevation gain in first day - 1400m, second - 1200m. I know that there are spots on the roads where you have to push your bike, somewhere even bushwack (around 200m). Although for this trip technical skills are not so important since we will not ride on the mountain biking trail. The worst that we will encounter is an ATV track (link). You still need a mountain bike with wide tires.