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