I kept going up, the road NOW less 'curvy' and going thru heavily-forested areas, so not great places for pics, but then I got to where there was some "WHITE-STUFF" along the edges
and I selected my GPS to give me the altitude we were at, so as to see just HOW high this mountain would get.... Here we are near the mine-tailings, STILL well below the summit!
W/ my GPS showing altitude AND the road getting MORE and MORE snowy, I stopped to register the altitude, 1,918 m ASL (6,281' ASL!!!) and show the mud, snow, overcast conditions, NOT realizing that THIS pic would be the LAST till I started descending some 15 minutes later.
Right after this pic the road became covered w/ ice and snow, so I was UP on the footpegs, VERY careful on the throttle and brakes (REAR only! - the ABS coming ON at each small dab at it), hoping and praying that I would NOT go 'down'.
NOW I put it together that those two cars I'd seen coming down the Corkscrew had obviously NOT gone this far into the snow and mud!
The clouds at the top now began snowing on me as I FINALLY arrived at the pavement above Apex Mountain Ski-hill
this the ONLY evidence I could get, then I continued down the hill, stopping for a few NEAT sites along the road,
... an old barn,
an old log-home,
and a Model A Ford
then across the road, a "gas-station" w/ a '59 Merc (my Lord but they were BUTT-UGLY!).
I continued down, thru the Penticton Band Reservation where I got all 'balled-up', and 'lost' for a bit, but finally got thru to BC 97 and N to home, arriving TWO hours later, the bike rather "soiled" from the riding thru snow and mud.
This (GREAT!!!) ride took 6 hours and 50 minutes - 0930 to 1620 - to cover 411.6 kms (256 miles), and I got about 24 kms/L, 68 mpgImp [54 mpgUS].
Now all I gotta do is change the oil and filter, then set it up for long-term storage!