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Barriere to Salmon Arm

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Junction, Texas
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Barriere to Salmon Arm

On Google satallite map there appears to be a road that runs from just below Barriere through Blucher Hall to Adams Lake, etc. and comes back into Hwy 1 just west of Sorrento.

Is anyone familiar with that road? Is it paved so that you could take a rental car on it?

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1. Re: Barriere to Salmon Arm

You can take a rental car anywhere you want-I know I've done it many times.

The key is to never mention to the rental company what you're thinking of doing.

Most rental company employees rarely leave the city and have only a foggy idea of where you're going and are happier if they stay that way.

Junction, Texas
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With my luck I would run into a moose, knock out the radiator and have to have the car towed and they would sue me for breach of contract. But I understand that you guys are less sue-minded that we are!

Blind Bay, BC
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tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g154922-i80-k468856…

Try to google directions on a map & it should give you 2 choices..

Blind Bay, BC
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4. Re: Barriere to Salmon Arm

There was also this thread as well..

tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g154922-i80-k460285…

It will also depend on the time of the year when you are planning this trip.

I would not want to tackle this road in the winter..

Kelowna, Canada
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5. Re: Barriere to Salmon Arm

The Adams Lake Forest Service Rd section is definitely gravel. Also an active logging road so watch out for the logging trucks. Those guys fly. Deifinitely not a route to travel in winter.

Vancouver, Canada
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6. Re: Barriere to Salmon Arm

What's the difference between a four-wheel drive and a rental car?

You can go anywhere in a rental. :>

Junction, Texas
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7. Re: Barriere to Salmon Arm

Found it when I re-googled. It looks as though about 15 -18 miles are not paved, but it looks like a really pretty drive.

Thank yo'all.

Salmon Arm, Canada
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8. Re: Barriere to Salmon Arm

As mentioned the Adams Lake road can be an active logging road. It can be hit and miss whether it is graded or not depending on which company is hauling. There are a few little pull outs and campsites you can stop and look at the lake. If you do get into trouble with a flat or worse remember there is no cell phone service through there and maybe not many other travelers to help you out but I have traveled that road lots and never had a problem.

Mike :o)

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I don't know how likely it is that you would sued for breach of contract but if something happened, I'd be more worried about not having insurance coverage because of breach of contract.

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