Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Peace River Trail

We have been hearing wonderful things about the Peace River Trail and finally decided that we needed to check it out for ourselves.

Last week Mark headed over with an ATV (no dogs) and did some exploring. This morning, armed with his notes and a GPS with some key landmarks flagged, Richard and I loaded 16 dogs and an ATV and headed over to do some exploring of our own.

Hooking up at the trail head

Ready to roll

That's the Athabasca River on the left.

A nice little trappers cabin on the side of the trail. It is obvious that the owners have 'bush smarts' as the cabin was neat, well organized and 'put up' nicely to protect it from critters. Of course the door was not locked so travelers in need could make use of it. The 'code of the trail' still applies in these parts.

Rocky and Roscoe

A lot of work, including new bridges, was put into the trail this past summer.

Today was the last day of hunting season, so we dressed to be seen and not shot at!!

Sunset over the Athabasca River

Back at the truck after a nice 40 mile run. 

Well, folks weren't misleading us. It was a great trail and we will definitely be back.


Anonymous said...

I am glad you liked it ..it is a nice trail to run with a team


Helen said...

Beautiful photos!

Huskymom said...

Love the little cabin. Bet the dogs were happy to have a new trail to explore. Looks like a good time.