At this time last year, I was just as anxious to see the snow disappear as I am now. I’d gone out looking for The Great Trail (formerly the Trans Canada Trail) on the grid roads north of The Battlefords. There’s a trail spur that connects Fort Battleford Historic Site to the main trail, and I eventually found it.
Now, my transportation of choice for exploring the back roads is a little puddle-jumper that gets amazing gas mileage. However, it does have its limitations, and that afternoon I ran into one of them. Rather, I had the choice of trying to get through, what would be for my car, a dangerously muddy stretch of gravel road, or turning back. I turned back, which was probably for the best.
Anyway, this year I’ll wait a little bit longer before I head out on the back roads. But it’s so difficult to be patient when the sun is shining!
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