it is dirt from Cawston to the top and then about 2/3 the way down to Oliver......nice in a pickup or on a dual sport but not on a sport bike.
there are several lakes up there for fishing and a couple of unserviced campgrounds
i take that road often, rather than go down to osoyoos and up richter to cawston. It's dirt, yeah, cattleguards and stuff. I wouldn't take a sportbike on it. my xs400 does it okay.
faster, and faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.
I cut my chops on that road on my first motorcycle, circa 1972.
Fly fishing at Bear or Madden Lake.
Each summer the "naturists," would camp out and sun dry their fruit before going home to their lives in the cities.
A lot of gravel roads back then are now paved, and overcome with housing, so I'm not unhappy that road is still a deterrent to yet more traffic.
I just did 60km of gravel (Douglas Lake Road) on my 33 year old CB750, so I'm starting to think any bike can be a dual sport bike! Go for it!
We ended up pulling up to a fruit stand outside Cawston and I could see the dirt road leading up into the mountain. My friend wanted to do it on his KLR but my 750 wouldnt be having fun up there.
We did do Whitelake road and then green mountain up to apex which were both great... though whitelake is definatly in need of a re-pave compared to what it was like a few years back.