Bear Creek Reservoir

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llew hamdi
victoria
Bear Creek Reservoir

Finally made it to Bear Creek Reservoir via Forebay Road. here are some pics.

I worked up there one summer. 1974 I think, which I guess kind of dates me.

IT was beautiful there (April 17). But waaaay to cold for swimming, at least for us. I was feeling a bit under the weather as I'd had Astrazeneca the day before. But i'm glad I finally found it after years of trying. And it turned out to be so easy!

Definitely will be checking it out this summer.

Cheers,

Llew

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Alex
Duncan

I love that area. I went through there last weekend myself. I found a route that takes you all the way from Holt Main in Duncan to Forebay Rd. in Jordan River. Over 100km of dirt! Secret Lake is near the reservoir too, next time you're in the area it's worth checking out.

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llew hamdi
victoria

Thanks for the info. If you have a map with that route pls pm me if ok with you.

cheers,

Llew

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Victoria

I would Iove a map of that trip for a jaunt coming late August/early Sept. possible to PM me?
Thanks
Ray

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llew hamdi
victoria

Sure. PM on the way.

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Brad
Millbay

Would love a map of that if you've got one.

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Ryan
Victoria

Hey everyone, new member here, I just moved back home to the island after a long stint (13 years) working in Edmonton... I'm having a hard time adjusting to all of the gates and roadblocks keeping us out from enjoying our beautiful land here. I've gone out on a handful of scouting trips this summer up around Courtenay, Lake Cowichan, Sooke & Jordan river looking for nice secluded areas to fish and camp, but every time out I've been disappointingly turned around by gates and trenches.

Anyhow this post is to let you all know that yesterday, Sept. 6 2021, I attempted to get to Bear Creek Reservoir via Forebay and was stopped by a massive trench on the main road. Not sure if I could have made it through, but wasn't going to attempt it solo.

This was my first time out there, going off my brothers' directions, but he swears we were on the correct trail (seemed to be the main road the whole way up), the trench is about 2km before Bear creek reservoir, just past the end of Diversion.

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Victoria

Was up there three weeks ago and that was what we encountered as well.

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Alex
Duncan

I heard that happened. I was thinking about checking it out on my bike this weekend. It's a bummer, because that route made some really nice loops around the area. Does it look like a natural washout, or a trench they dug out to stop traffic?

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Ryan
Victoria

Looked man made for sure, just before a fork in the road with a newly graveled road on the other side. All around there were signs of heavy equipment tearing up the brush and the far side of the trench was in-filled / built up with a dump of shale and large rock

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Alex
Duncan

Oh, so they must be doing some logging or other work out there, and don't want people messing around. Hopefully they'll re-open it once they're done!

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llew hamdi
victoria

Did you travel the new road at all? Just wondering if its a minor detour.

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Ryan
Victoria

I didn't attempt to get past the trench, there was no way forward from there except through the trench unfortunately.

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April
Nanaimo bc

North island fire ban lifted went to sayward some great trails up there and get no gates

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