A side trip

With open arms, the Prairies soothe the soul. Their vast expanse of horizon and big sky calm the nerves. One tends to slow down. But when you reach the mountains, the urge to know what’s on the other side hastens you to accelerate. Although we were on our way home, a side trip was in order.

Following a quiet night in the Frank Slide Interpretive Center parking lot we made our way to Fernie. After consulting a local and securing a Backroads map book we drove to Morrissey at which point we departed the asphalt and took to Forest Service Roads (FSR).

Without a radio we wouldn’t be able to follow FSR radio protocol. We’d have to confine ourselves to areas without active logging. A small, partially treed site on the Wigwam River was our destination. The route took us through the Elk Valley Conservation Area and provided great views of Mount Broadwood and the Wigwam, a world-class fly-fishing river deep in the backcountry.

The Ram-Wigwam Creek rec site was exclusively ours for the night. The next decision? Do we buy a two-way radio?

Author: Tulák

Curious – what’s around the next corner? Wandering, searching to find, where do I belong? Between the old and new world. Always looking for an adventure.

4 thoughts on “A side trip”

  1. Great pictures ……. to bad your not into fishing … I saw DR. Paul Friday , went to lab for blood work this am. Will see DR. Again in a week or so ………

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  2. Awesome guys.. so happy to read about your adventures…

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  3. To your question of 2 way radio . Good idea for active FSR but also if you break down or have
    a medical emergency miles from civilization .

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