I loaded it at Daytona Motorsports, Surrey, BC on Saturday. Then Sunday morning I was packed and headed to Harrison Hot Springs. It’s only a couple of hours drive from Vancouver. The weather report said the rain might let up for Monday. I didn’t care. I wanted to test drive my new machine. Gilbert was game for an adventure.
I stopped at the Abbotsford Hub Sports for targets for target practice. I also bought some new waterproof cammo gear because the rain was worse than I’d thought. Already my waterproof coat was soaked.
In Harrisons I checked into the Bungalow Motel (Cascade Adventures). I’ve been staying here for over a quarter century. I think it’s an amazing place. Quaint and rustic with all the modern amenities.
Gilbert and I immediately headed out to the Deer Lake junction where the gravel road, East Harrison Main begins. With some help from the guys they I got the truck aligned best and drove the steep first back up off the truck. It’s a moment of faith. Then I loaded gear, getting the guns on the ATV, the cameras in the storage. When I was done I figured I could go for a week. Gilbert loved being in his high seat.
We headed out for fun and adventure. It was terrific. The Yamaha is a real peach of a machine. Great power and mobility. Just loved everything about it. East Harrison’s, even with the rain was a joy to be driving on. Marvellous sights and waterfalls. 4x4 ing is so much better for looking around than on a 2 wheel bike.
We got out in nowhere, set up some targets, ate some snacks (Gilbert liked that part best), then I sighted in the 22 Ruger and the Mosby 30:30. They were both firing well. What a rush to be out in the wilderness on the side of the mountain with a dog and a rifle plunking at targets. I love the Kodiac 4x4.
The sun came out too. After a few hours of exploring I headed back to the truck, winched the ATV on. I must get a longer folding ramp. What I have works. I used to find a place with there was more hill rather than loading straight from the flat. Exciting. I’m thankful the Kodiac is lighter for the power it has. I know I can manage it by myself.
When I got back I left Gilbert in the room while I went for a hour soak at Harrison Hot Springs. Luxury. Gilbert and I had hamburgers for dinner and watch tv before turning in to a well earned fitful sleep.