The End of the Road

Trip Start Aug 01, 2010
Trip End Feb 16, 2012

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Flag of Canada  , Northwest Territories,
Saturday, October 9, 2010

Today we took a Thanksgiving drive out Hwy 4, The Ingram Trail. We went to the very end, about 70km of winding and hilly roads (sometimes gravel sometimes muddy clay).  There were lots of beautiful watery vistas along the way, lots of hiking trails along riversides and waterfalls. Lots of opportunity to camp too. We stopped at Madeline Lake Territorial Park to have a little camp fire and cook up some sausages for our 'luper'. They got a bit charred but were still edible thanks to mustard and ketchup.  Onward we drove and when we finally reached the end of the line we saw a stop sign and another lake. Very peaceful out there. I couldn't believe we were still coming across houses way out there in the wilderness. Who would like out there? They must live off the land because there's not electricity or running water and being almost hours away from the nearest store you'd have to get your 'groceries' from somewhere. It was a very romantic drive, like we are the only two people out here and so far north. We listened to CBC North.  On the way up, an author's tale about her ship getting grounded in the North West passage of Nunavut and how the land spoke to her in a language only her heart could decipher.  On the way back, a native language program that we couldn't understand but still enjoyed listening to.

I am also posting some pictures of recent (and frequent) hikes we have taken in this beautiful and unusually warm autumn.

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