Having traveled and camped across a lot of this amazing province, the one thing I have learned is that for many many people in BC, the time off begins where the paved road ends. Our province has two road networks – the one that is paved and the gravel and dirt roads that make up the backroads.
Backroads here are not the same as dirt roads in farm country. Backroads here are usually roads that were put in by forestry companies, rightfully called Forest Service Roads. The public is generally allowed access to these roads (although some get closed off when active logging is happening in the area). These roads are the life lines for hunters, fishermen/women, mountain bikers, atv/dirt bike riders, and campers. They lead to the wonderful camping spots, the most beautiful lakes, and amazing rivers. Step foot out of the urban areas, and sooner or later you’ll be on a backroad.
Some of our best adventures have come from exploring the backroads – this week-end was no exception. The adventure took us 8km off the paved road, and along some narrowing gravel roads. But look what we found at the end of the road.