|Posted by Sheila & Ralph Matthews on November 7, 2012 at 11:50 PM|
After getting off work on Oct 22 and as I drove home it got whiter and whiter. I was thinking we may have to cancel the ride, but as the week wore on I thought “ah” to heck with it, if the postmen can contend with the weather then we are as tough. Quaders can certainly ride with a little snow and besides we had ten of us who were willing to brave the elements. We all met up at the Save-on-more parking lot at 0815 in 100 mile house and then 20 minutes later, 8 of us headed to Dale and Iris place at Ruth Lake, arriving there at around 0930. At just after 1000 we followed Dale out the driveway to the trail head. We were headed to the lookout above Sprout Lake.
The trail took us through bush to FSR to old roads and back to bush. Trail wise it was great. It had a little of everything, from mud to ice on the puddles as we worked our way along having to stop twice to clear fallen trees.
As we made our way past Sprout Lake, Dale pointed out a couple of places where we could have lunch on the way back. As we started to climb the snow level got a little deeper, so by the time we got to the lookout it was about 4or5 inches deep, we were at around the 4500 ft mark.
The weather didn’t cooperate with us for viewing as the fog kept moving in and blocking our view, but at times we could see 2 mile Lake far below us. We stayed for about half an hour and as our toes were getting cold and we also getting a little hungry, so we headed back down. As we were passing Sprout Lake, Dale remembered a spot with a fire pit and a few benches around it so we pulled in and started a fire to roast our hot dogs. We were there for about an hour telling stories of the year’s rides and other lies.
With the fire out we headed back to Dale and Iris. It started to rain a little on the way home. We were back at 1600 loaded up, said our good byes and thanks for a great ride by about 1630. We will have to do this ride again when the weather is not so cloudy and the view better. Thanks again Dale and Iris.
By: Prez. Ralph
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