March 1990, a ride to remember in Nisbet Forest. Because
of the weather, we rode.....sort of by feel......and watched for years
for the remains of a homestead and machinery abandoned long ago. This
was a mystery for 10 years.
We arrive at Nisbet Forest to discover a snow
This is an adventure that is not
appreciated in other snowmobile regions in Canada. In this
rolling countryside we don't live in fear of going off a cliff!
Then like someone threw a switch the storm
passed over and we found ourselves riding in perfect riding
Freshly blown in snow banks that are
bottomless, stuck everywhere we go, is......just perfect!
As fast as the storm passed it
was back, we found visibility down to 6 feet [1 or 2 meters]. We
snowmobile along tree lines and ride our sleds like you would
maneuver in your home during a night time power outage, feeling
around looking for candles. This photo is in front of the
remains of some log buildings. There was log buildings and relics of old farm
machinery. We were not able to retrace
these steps and could not relocate the same homestead until 10
years later, when we spotted some homestead remains near asmall lake!
Getting closer to Macdowall, where the
forest meets the farm land and thetree lines are catching and
building the largest bottomless snow banks.