Old man winter is getting closer, the sun is getting lower, and, worst of all, my insurance runs out in early December, so today Mother Nature provided us with a respite between systems and me with a bonus ride, albeit a short one. Andy was locked inside in a self-induced purgatorial work-binge and Ryan had no oil in the KTM's sightglass, Ouch. So it was a lone ride today. I like solo rides, and thought I'd stay local (Lantzville Foothills to Nanoose) and look for some new trails. Found some good'uns!
|Sundew Main: having a slash when I see three dirt bikes heading north-east, way below. They take a curious trail that I've never seen before. The elevation lets my eye follow them, and I listen to the throttle blips. It sounds good. I follow.|
|There's a little footbridge across the creek.|
|Footbridge with trail down from the memorial|
|Above: Overview of the route; Below: Close up of the Lorenzen Lane and Sywash Ridge Road access routes|
|GPX File Here...|
Side note. I have to mention the memorial for a young man that I came across. It's a moving tribute to newly married man (August, 2011) called Garrett Paquette who passed away 6 months after his marriage, on November 11th, 2011. He left a grieving wife and an obviously loving family. If you take this route, you will see the moving memorial to Garrett. The memorial was erected for two reasons: one to remember Mr. Paquette, and to "safeguard others not to fall into the ravine below". The ravine is the one I rode down, pictured above.
Be safe out there. Ride on the right, and slow down. See you next season.