Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Annual Powell River ATV Club Nanton Lake Campout and Ride

Wayne's ready to ride on his Yamaha Kodiak 450.
Last weekend was the annual Powell River ATV Club campout at Nanton Lake followed by a group poker ride on Saturday. When Wayne and I first came to Powell River in 2001, we knew nothing about riding ATVs, or quads as we call them. Our good friend John, who built our float cabin, introduced us to them and taught us about riding in the backcountry.

Lining up to draw a card for our poker hand.

Soon after, we joined the local quad club. Joining organizations is a good way to get to know people in a new town. And in this case, they could teach us more about the trails and destinations in our local area.

Nineteen quads and about thirty people participated.

We took our quads off the barge and put them on a trailer to get to Nanton Lake. Each spring we like to do this, one local ride with friends and a quad camping trip. Last year it was to Whistler. This year we will be heading over to Vancouver Island to ride in the backcountry near Campbell River.

Cloudy skies and a bit of rain at Little Horseshoe Lake.

The poker ride gave us a little bit of everything, sunshine, clouds and even a rain shower at Little Horseshoe Lake. It was a great weekend and we want to thank the Powell River ATV Club organizers for a nice way to enjoy time with friends and the Powell River region.

Do you belong to any groups or clubs? What's the best part for you?

Thanks for visiting part of my world this week. For more great posts from Our World Tuesday, click here.

And also a meme called Through My Lens by Mersad. -- Margy

8 comments:

  1. I've said it before, John's a peach!

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    1. He's taught us so much. - Margy

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  2. Looks like fun! - but 19 quads, they'd certainly hear you coming!

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    1. At least it keeps the bears and cougars at bay. - Margy

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  3. Looks like a great way to have fun!

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    1. It would be impossible for me to hike to all of these wonderful places, so it is especially great for me. - Margy

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  4. One of our favorite places in the world to visit is Vancouver Island. We've been there five times over a fifty years period including our honeymoon 52 years ago...:)

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    1. I went there on my honeymoon, the first one that is. When Wayne and I got married we flew to the Grand Canyon for ours. It's funny, the Island is only one ferry ride away but we rarely go there. South to Vancouver is more common for us. - Margy

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