Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Dunn Dock on Goat Island

One of our first quad rides this summer was on Goat Island. We offloaded at the main Goat dock (Clover Dock) on the west side of the island. This time we went to the newer Dunn dock on the south side.

It was the BC long weekend, so there wasn't any road building or forestry work going on.

From the Dunn dock you look east up Powell Lake towards the high country and the entrance to Goat River and Goat Lake.

The first afternoon we rode from the barge ramp up Dunn Main. We first explored one of the new roads along the southern shore.

Equipment was parked in place, ready to continue work after the holiday.

The new roads are wide, ready for the "fat trucks." The old roads are narrower, but in good condition. There has been extensive logging on Goat Island over the years, so many of the slashes have regrown. And there are still some one hundred plus year old trees along the way.

We returned to the barge to camp for the night. As usual, we were alone. We cook on the dock with a single burner butane stove. It packs in its own case and is handy for hot meals after a long ride. They cost about $25 and butane fuel at $3 last for several meals.

On the second day we took Dunn Main to connect with Frog Pond Main and Clover Main to cross over the island to the main dock on the west side. This was a very beautiful ride. Several of the old spurs we tried were blocked by blown down trees or rock slides.

We went back up Spire Lake Main, but again weren't able to find Spire Lake or the three old growth trees we can see on the west ridge of Goat Island from our float cabin in Hole in the wall. There's always a next time. -- Margy


  1. beautiful country and what a great way to explore it.

  2. What a beautiful place to visit and as you say there is always next time to find what you missed.

  3. You are definitely exploring your surroundings. Lucky you to be doing this, looks like so much fun.

  4. Well that looks like a wonderful outing - I like the way you transport everything there.

  5. What a great adventure. It must feel brilliant to be able to do all that under your own steam and discover such a beautiful place: very much off the beaten track. All the best, Bonny

  6. You have a barge like camper for water? At least that is what I am understanding. My husband would love it! I would like the four wheeler riding too.

  7. Kathy - The barge becomes a tent platform after the quads are removed. We like it because we are a bit removed from any bears that might be in the area. - Margy