It's too bad you will not be bringing the mountain bikes - the alpine trails all around will be in perfect shape.
On another note - Karibu Cabins will be fine for the August long and there is a restaurant in Winlaw where you could have dinner. But no place to really buy food except at the junction which is south of you by about 1/2 hour. So do your food shopping in Silverton….
As well - if you have the time tubing down the Slocan river is the best thing in the world!!!!
If you have the time to spend the day floating down the river it is well worth the day spent. There is a shuttle service and you can rent tubes at Slocan Park gas station. This is one of my favourtie things to do of all time. We put the beer in a milk crate and place that in a small intertube and tie it to one of the large tubes and viola we can drink all the way down. Or stop at the occasional beach for a rest. Takes about 4-6 hours to float down depending on where you stop.
You are on a motor bike I would just caution you that the highway from the Shelter/ Galena Bay Ferry (you will also want to check the ferry status before leaving Revelstoke because the August long often produces a couple of hour wait at the Ferry - maybe have a plan B as far as where to stay - you may decide to stay the night in Revey and leave first thing in the morning because it is usually in the afternoon the the line up gets bad and the alternate route is gravel) is very curvy [HTML_REMOVED] narrow and is popular route for motorbikes but there is no shoulder for a lot of it and many people in cars/trucks do drive over the center line frequently. It seems like every summer somebody gets smoked on this highway - the chip trucks drive this route on a regular basis and have taken out a few motor bikes over the years. All I am saying is be careful:) take your time and don't be surprised by the shitty drivers.
Awesome tips, thanks again.
Not to sound like a noob but what about the river tubing do you like best? I have never done it? Sound like a good recovery day after a long hike.
I will be driving my Ranger and have my motor bike in my box. I love my motorbike but I don't think I would want to drive that far on it.
We are planning to skip the ferry and take that dirt road and enjoy the drive. I will defiantly keep my eyes peeled for crazy drivers. If you look at my google link dose that time look about right to you? It says 10h. We pland to take it easy and take pictures along the way. So I am thinking 12h drive chillin.
is going big on a bike the only way to get you stoked on the sport? what happened to riding with your bros, travelling, and riding unique places, to get people stoked on riding?
fines are useless. there needs to be more punches to the throat.