Shortly after, I arrived at the parking area for the Trestles, and turned left onto the KVR trail.
Every now-and-then there was water across the trail. Being by myself I dis-mounted, then walked thru it (I was wearing MX boots) to ensure that I wasn't getting into a mud-hole, one being about a foot deep, then went back for the bike, and rode thru, but I got thru fine, then stopped for this pic to "illustrate" the mud possibility...
a small lake off to the side.
After coming to the "end" of the KVR (saw a sign saying that it was closed to ALL traffic from that point), I exited onto a 'trail' that turned GNARLY w/in 100 feet, so I did a "180" and rode back, finally finding a dirt road, then turned NW onto it.
Pretty quickly I came to the conclusion that it was PROBABLY the same route that the Indian Band had set the "NO TRESPASSING" sign on, so I turned around, now heading mostly E, then arrived at a lake.
A few miles further along and I recognized the area as someplace I'd been before - Hydraulic Lake near McCulloch, just a few miles from BC 33. A good place for lunch.
After a sandwich I turned onto another trail which quickly became impassable. I took this pic
then "horsed" the Versys around till I was pointed t'other way, again following that trail till I saw these "You-are-HERE" signs....
The portion of the KVR I'd just ridden shown on this sign, from "START" to McCulloch.
Another sign explained some of the history of the area and the KVR.
A few minutes later, onto BC 33 and headed back NNW towards Kelowna, I stopped to take some pics of the Mission Creek running high.
There used to be a house here, then a couple of years back in '13 the creek changed its course, taking the house "out"....
Guess it AIN'T a good idea to build on a flood-plain...!
Got home four hours after I started, even tho' I'd ONLY ridden 138 kms (86 miles). GOOD ride.