9/26/2010 – Surprise Lake Quad Trip

Date of Hike: 9/26/2010
Location of Hike: Fish Creek Basin - Old decomissioned roads - leading to Surprise Lake
Weather during Hike: Cloudy and drizzly
Hiking Buddies: Mark, Chris and Brian
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 4:30 PM
Hike Distance: 21 miles
Pictures: Link
Hike Map:


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Description of Hike:
This was not a hiking trip, but a very tough trip with 4 quads down old decommissioned roads to Surprise Lake in the Fish Creek Basin. The roads are very rough and becoming overgrown with alder. We were whacking young trees almost the whole way.

At most of the creek crossings the crossing was tough since all the culverts have been removed and going down and then back up the ravines was difficult. The weather sort of cooperated, but it drizzled off and on all day. It was definitely cloudy and overcast. It was interesting to see much of the area that was closed after the 1996 flooding.

Although it was a physically very tough day, it was a lot of fun, although I’m not ready to repeat it anytime soon.

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