Eagles and owls and bears, oh my!

Come play in this ATV playground in Logan Lake, B.C.

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Jane D'Silva rides over a bridge near Logan Lake

Logan Lake, B.C., is an ATVers playground. — Photo courtesy Jane D’Silva

Minnesota may be known as the land of 10,000 lakes, but the Logan Lake area has a plethora of lakes to coincide with the abundance of mountains, foliage and wildlife—as well as a skyscraper-esque view that’s so vast it’s practically astronomical.

One of Logan Lake’s most trekked trails is a 105-kilometre round trip to Green Stone Mountain. The trail covers a variety of terrain and involves different levels of riding from easy to difficult. This ride is particularly enjoyable because of the view when you reach the top of the mountain.

“The elevation is 1,799 metres (5,902 feet) and you can see 360 degrees for miles and miles,” said Jane D’Silva, Logan Lake ATV Club member. “It gives the saying ‘top of the world’ a whole new meaning.”

While looking out unto your domain, take note of the various species of creatures that roam the picturesque scenery. Amidst the meadows, forests, swamps and lakes, you’ll find frogs, rabbits, cows, bears, deer, moose and a sky-full of winged animals. Because Logan Lake is a bountiful bird habitat, the area sees a healthy population of a bald eagles, owls and osprey.

Jane D’Silva’s quads with her two granddaughters.

Jane D’Silva’s favourite thing to do is go quadding with her two granddaughters. — Photo courtesy Jane D’Silva

Back in the day, Green Stone Mountain had a forest fire lookout. Keen onlookers will be able to spot the old building as it is still there.

“I love being able to get to spots that I otherwise would never be able to see,” D’Silva said. “Living where we do, it makes sense to ride ATVs as that is the best way to get out and about to enjoy the great outdoors that we have at our doorstep.”

There are several ways to access the Logan Lake to Green Stone Mountain loop, but the most accessible is from Leighton Lake ORV staging lot.

Once you’ve completed the loop, there are numerous trails to ride near Logan Lake, such as Pennie Lake, Bose Lake, Rabbit Run, Tunkwa Lake, Forge Mountain and the RIM Trail.

As much as D’Silva enjoys exploring new trails and meeting folks with the same passion for riding and nature as she does, her greatest joy comes from riding with two youngsters.

“The coolest thing I’ve been able to do on my ATV has to be riding with our two granddaughters,” she said. “They started riding with us as babies and they now have their own little quads.” 

On our Rad Radar

Rad rider: Jane D’Silva

Where: Face Lake, B.C.

Occupation: Retired

Ride of choice: Yamaha Kodiak 700


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