This past weekend, I visited a part of BC I’d never been to before…Coalmont which is just west of Princeton.
We were attending my girlfriend’s father’s 65th birthday party.
While they were camping down by the river, we stayed in the awesome Mozey-On-Inn Motel in town (5 minutes away), a great little 3 room motel:
As my girlfriend’s family are avid ATV’ers and members of a riding club, we were able to borrow theirs over the weekend. Coalmont seems to have a lot of ATVs thanks to the Kettle Valley Railway corridor (aka the KVR) which is a well used trail for getting between Princeton and Tulameen.
With hundreds of miles of trails, it’s a great place to go quadding. This was my first time and it was a ton of fun…the kind of fun that makes you want to get your own quad.
Quadding is some dirty business…days later and I think I finally got all the dirt and dust out of my sinuses.
It’s mostly just a few collapsed buildings now but is steeped with history and plenty of ghost stories.
I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen so much wildlife in one weekend. Saw two bears and well over 30 deer during the trip, plus some lamb, sheep and a bunch of chickens.
It was nice to get away for a weekend that for the most part (aside from the motel’s wifi), had no internet or even cell service.
Things got a little crazy at the birthday party…
(don’t worry, it was just the empty packaging the fireworks came in…we’re not that crazy!)
I shot a TON of GoPro footage (stills & video) over the weekend…just not sure anyone is interested in a 2 hour trail ride video of me driving over logs and eating dust.