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Breaking this next part up into sections since I have SO many great photos!
The final destination of the day was the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge. There is a small sign off of Highway 60 pointing to the forest service road turn off to the bridge. This is a two mile, very bumpy, gravel road. You have to drive really slowly, but it’s worth it. The surrounding forest is beautiful as you drive all the way down to the parking area.
The trail is short but very pretty and easy to hike, maybe half a mile or so to get to the bridge. Even during winter there is a lot of green vegetation with rhododendrons and pines. There was a really cool tree stump that someone had carved a bench into. I had to sit in it!
The bridge is part of the Benton McKaye Trail (white diamond blazes) and the Duncan Ridge National Recreation Trail (blue rectangle blazes). You could see the white diamonds through the trail and the blue rectangles are seen on the bridge as well.
It was so cold yesterday that parts of the ground were frozen and crunchy to walk on! I saw rime ice for the first time. It reminds me of ribbon candy!
Sometimes my adventures go really poorly... And I get a flat tire in the middle of some mountains, on a forest service road.
The truth is I could’ve made a decision to be really frustrated. Here’s to being a badass woman and changing my own flat instead of waiting on roadside assistance! ✊🏼 🚗 🏔 .
TRIP REPORT - PART 5, Nov 19/2019. Old school rifle wrap.....and an extra layer of insulation if I needed it. Everything has multiple uses in my kit. I set up some targets, and went to load the flintlock....what’s wrong with the second picture? 😳 .....the tenon wedge that holds the barrel to the stock had fallen out!!! Took me 25 minutes to find it , backtracking slowly thru the grass and fallen leaves, right back to the truck on the FSR. Found it! Now if I did not find it, I would have tightly wrapped the braided bank line cord I carry , tightly around the barrel and stock (like whipping a rope end). Adapt, Improvise, Overcome. Spent several hours shooting, the black powder smoke hanging low in the cool forest. One ball hit the empty propane can HARD! Massive entry hole, small exit hole. Normally it’s the other way around. Didn’t swab the barrel for a couple of shots and while ramming home a patched lead ball , it got seized due to fouling in the barrel. Used the screw to extract it, but had to brace the stock between two trees so I could use both hands to pull the ramrod out. Tree brace didn’t work so I used bank line to tie off the stock. Pulled out a very fouled patch and ball. Quick cleaning and back to shooting. I had planned to build a shelter and fire and cook a steak , but I spent so much time shooting that I didnt leave time (or daylight) to gather firewood or shelter materials. Although I have a 4000 lumen headlamp, I prefer to NOT stumble around the thick dense wet forest at night - one wrong step and SNAP, broken ankle or leg, or fall into the deep boggy marsh etc. No big deal , I’ll cook the steak back home and crack some cold reebs. More loading! #bc#britishcolumbia#outdoors#wilderness#forestserviceroads#mountains#remoteareas#trees#valleys#gooutside#gooutsideandplay#explorepage#explore#frasercanyon#yalebc#transcanadahighway#bchydro#bchydrotowers#transmissionlines#transmissiontowers#electricity#hydro#metrovancouver#escape#escapethecity#ruralbc#ruralbritishcolumbia#aggasiz#hopebc#firstnations
Today's photo is brought to you by the FS-7010. I was scouting for new locations and came across this view up on Forest Service Road 7010 outside the town of Green water. 1/2hour from closest pavement and no one else around.