August 16, 1996 Porcupine Hills

Day 4 – Porcupine Hills Bicycle Trip – Brockelbank Hill to South Edge of Provincial Forest

Woke up to misty fog, which added to the sense of high elevation (like we were on a mountain in a cloud). Lazed in the tent until 9:20 a.m.

August 16, 1996

Camping at the Peak of Brocklebank Hill

On the road at 10 a.m. heading south of Road #980.

August 16, 1996

Heading South through the Porcupine Hills

The road was hilly but with more average downhill than uphill. Hit a max speed of 60 km/hr down one particularly large hill (not necessarily a good idea with a loaded bike on gravel). Very little traffic on the road.

August 16, 1996

At the top of a large hill

Ate lunch at 12:30 p.m. at a picnic area at the Moose Range Lodge near Townsend and Woody Lakes (rustic hunting/fishing lodge and campground). The clouds lifted and temperatures increased to around +20 C. Filled up our water bottles at the lodge and back on the road heading south at 1:30 p.m.

August 16, 1996

Access Road to a Fire Lookout Tower

The road continued with ups and downs. After crossing the Woody River, the road began a gradual, steady descent down and out of the Porcupine Hills where we averaged 35 km/hr. Clouds began building.

August 16, 1996

Gradual Descent out of the Porcupine Hills

Stopped at the bottom of the hill at 5:30 p.m., about 1 km before the south edge of the Provincial Forest. Set up camp on a small double track trail  just off the gravel road (#980) into the trees.

Rode about 70 km today.

Went to sleep early after supper. It rained most of the night.

Day 4

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2 Responses to “August 16, 1996 Porcupine Hills”

  1. saskborder Says:

    It’s really cool to see old photos of these places.

  2. Prairie Voyageur Says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed them! I think that was a $20 camera I was using at the time, probably with Superstore “No Name” film, LOL.

    Your blog looks interesting, I’ll be checking it out! So many amazing places to explore without the need to travel far. 🙂

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