It was a beautiful, sunny day in Kaslo on Good Friday so I took the wife's CBR out for a ride to New Denver.
The roads were surprisingly clear of gravel for this early in the season. There were about half a dozen corners where you had to be careful. The worst was at the turnoff to Sandon, just outside of New Denver. I took it easy on this ride as it was only my 2nd of the season so the gravel wasn't a big problem. There's still lots of snow on the side of the road though as you can see. I stopped at Bear Lake which is still frozen over.
There was a guy ice fishing at the time. He was just wrapping up an unsuccessful outing. Probably the last day he said as he could feel the ice cracking. He told me that he caught 5 rainbow trout last week though. Doesn't look too safe to me though...
It was cooler on the way back down in the shade but absolutely beautiful in the sun. The road is in good shape and traffic was very light. I passed maybe 12 to 15 cars going the other way but there were no cars ahead of me. So as long as it doesn't snow again, riding season is here in the Kootenays.