So here is a summary of day one of the trip.
Went up the TCT Coquihalla River section.
It had three downed trees along the route. The first wasn't too bad, the second was only about 10" in the air and 8" diameter so about 18" over the top.
Fully loaded 690 had no trouble. The final one was getting close to the end of the trail and it gave me some trouble!
I got almost up on it and she slid backwards onto the skid plate. So I popped the clutch and gave her a bit too much throttle. Next thing I know I have both tires on the log but me and the bars & Saddlebags are on the ground. Oh joy!
I got smart then and made a ramp with three old logs and I was outta there! One more log.
Then a blockage. I had to remove a RotoPax and later I think the crash on the tree loosened up my other one and it fell off and is MIA to this very day.
I thought now I am home free but no, now there is now a gate at the Carolin Mine exit. And now I am on the wrong side. Good thing the gate dude living in his motorhome at the gate wasn't too concerned when I said I just come from the TCT and not the mine area. He let me pass. I didn't even have to get technical with him.