Out and About

Today, January 25, 2015, a group of us went out to an old stomping ground for me; a location in the lower mainland which none of my friends had been before.  I myself had not been back to this area for over a year.  New logging and hydro projects, cutting too many trees for my liking, were ongoing so this particular Forest Service Road (FSR) had been put on the back burner for a while.  Also, being January, I did not really expect that we would be able to to get very high in elevation, as deep snow would prevent us going any further.

But with this being one of the mildest January’s in recent years, we were able to get much further than expected.  I was pleased with some new course changes that had been made on the road in general.  One rock strewn, steep climb which was always nerve-wracking at the best of times, is now bypassed.

It was a good day condition-wise; a bad day footprint-wise!  Not only were there no Sasquatch tracks found, but no tracks of any kind were found in some of the best conditions here in a long time!  Deep snow, about 12 kilometers in, stopped us in our tracks.

I look forward to returning to this FSR in the near future, to find how far the new bypass will go before reconnecting to the old road.  If it goes to where I think it does, then this will be a good place for some of our future trips and expeditions.

Thomas Steenburg

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