Nanaimo stock friendly

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Mark Dlugos
Nanaimo
Nanaimo stock friendly

Just looking for some stock friendly trails that end in some good views to take the family out. Currently have a stock jimmy with basic tires (not off road tires just regular all seasons) want to bring some lunch and snacks for the little ones and just enjoy the outdoors, since they are all too young to go hunting with me.

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Larry
Nanaimo

There's a lot of great exploring in the Extension area and 90% is stock friendly.
You'll find all sorts of abandoned mines, there's a giant crack in the earth that they call the abyss, you can access Whiskey lake and it's all close to pavement if anything ever goes wrong you can walk out in a short time. There's also some great hiking in the area for you and the family "Extension ridge trail" it's all marked and not a real hard hike.

You can also go up Nanaimo lakes road towards Barsby lake, also stock friendly, there's some good exploring to do around that area as well.

If you want to go to the North end, go up Weigles Road past the motocross track, there's Amonite falls which is really cool and quite an easy hike, also some decent exploring to do in the area that a stock vehicle could partake in.

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Mark Dlugos
Nanaimo

Thanks man, gave me quite a bit of info. I was looking at extension on google earth and was trying to figure out how to get up there but I've figured it out now, thank you. I was looking at Nanaimo river road too but heard there was a gate somewhere?

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Mark Dlugos
Nanaimo

I lied haha, I know how to get to extension from extension road, but after that I can't figure out how to get anywhere to whisky lake or anything, all the roads out seems to end on someone's property

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Larry
Nanaimo

There's a few good access points off of Nanaimo Lakes road before it turns into South Forks.
Google Earth is your friend.

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Mark Dlugos
Nanaimo

Just read the whisky lake post under mine and ya I have an idea now. Thanks for the tips. Anywhere I can have a fire? Prefer a place that already has a pit made.

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Larry
Nanaimo

Whiskey Lake has a fire pit, Barsby Lake has a fire pit....you'll find a fire pit at pretty much any lake you visit.

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Mark Dlugos
Nanaimo

Well that's good info to know. Thanks for all the info, I'll have to post some pics and all that once I head out. Hoping Sunday's weather turns around.

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Mark Dlugos
Nanaimo

Tried to head up to whisky lake but seemed too difficult for my stock jimmy to go in (the entrance just before the "y") can anyone point me in a much easier entrance?

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steve schultz
nanaimo

whjen i get my jk back on the road ill go in with you. im sure we could tug u over it.

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Erik
lake cowichan

So did you make it?

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Mark Dlugos
Nanaimo

I didn't make it there no, didn't try, but think I will in nicer weather when it's not so soupy? I took the truck up to Weigles and did some exploring, but the ice was fairly thick and the trails were pretty gnarly in some places so we turned around. Is there another entrance into extension? I saw there was a few spots on google earth but hard to locate them on the road while driving.

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steve schultz
nanaimo

ill prob be heading out on saturday if anyone wants to go. i gotta get to whiskey lake haha. see how it is for camping.

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Larry
Nanaimo

I'd love to join you, but I have some steering issues I have to take care of. Not going to get out this weekend.

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steve schultz
nanaimo

i still havent taken care of mine...but as long as i dont need to be on the highway its all good!! i just need to get out for a fire and mabye camp a night.

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

I'm might be in for this if I sort my jeep in time.

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Larry
Nanaimo

I've decided its time to upgrade my stock shit, so it's coming off and being replaced with JCRs 1ton over the knuckle setup.
Hopefully have it here this week but I doubt it.

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Jas
Langford/Duncan

I should be doing the same.
My steering is still all stock and worn to shit.

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Erik
lake cowichan

Mines all stock and 240xxx plus km only upgraded the pump and pulley been running 37-inch tires pretty much its whole life

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Mark Dlugos
Nanaimo

Haha, mines all stock, and I mean ALL...still no info on another way in? Any access from the little town of extension at all?

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steve schultz
nanaimo

ive got all one ton stuff in the closet at home. just to lazy to install it at the moment.

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Lance
Ladysmith

I'd be in for sat as well maybe not camp but def goin to see whats around

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Mike
Errington

A pathfinder on 33s should make it in there alright, no? Would love the take the kids to see some of those places.

Been living in campbell river for the past few years. New to exploring the nanaimo area trails.

Thanks

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