Mystery Ride: Deep into some Green Lake Trail Countryside 09-09



  • Lots and lots of Km's through Nisbet Forest & around outlaying country side and communities.
  • Transportation for up to 4 persons included unless otherwise specified.
  • Head to toe gear available as required.
  • Each individuals meals, fuel & oil extra, + + as required unless specified otherwise.
  • Pricing for Full Day Nisbet Forest Cross Country Tours
  • A Good Reason to let a SNOCRUISE Tour Guide Lead the Way!      





March 29, 2009  

  It turns out,........... it isn't, but we thought this was going to be the last ride of the year!  We had warm weather and some rain in parts of Saskatchewan .  Riding in deep heavy going snow is another completely different perspective,  when you're in Saskatchewan, NO HEAVY SNOW AVALANCHES TO WORRY ABOUT HERE!  So we have a plan,
 a). Hit some new country that is off the charts and promising to provide us with new scenic countryside to explore, just like explorers of an ancient time, except were pack'in a few extra horses!    (Plus no one has to watch our horses at night, we have then chained up!

 And ....b). keep a look out for a town site that completely got up and disappeared when the railway scheduled to go thru it around 1900, changed course an missed it. There was a North-West Mounted Police stationed here in barracks that didn't make the move. 

We had had a thaw for a few days that made you wonder if there would be any snow left out there !

There was no snow in the city and fields, and the ditches were pretty bare along the main highway.

We cross the North Branch at this crossing.

We hit a play area that we can count on for a couple of relatively safe prairie air shots!

These are the "High Banks!"


Believe it or not, but this was a high light for me when the boy's were wrestling and arguing over who's getting  the camera, and who's gett'in the best shots!



Exploring some scenic trails that led us over rolling hills and across many untracked small lakes we watch for the ideal vantage point, to stop and BBQ!

Looking East to south east.


Looking south to south east.


Looking south at what we can see of the south west side of this lake.



Worming our way up a steep hillside thru the deep +5C sticky snow, I think this view will be just fine while we have lunch!



We made a few tracks on the lake looking for the deal spot. Imagine making your own tracks for 140miles or 240Kms without even crossing another.

Hummm, is that a bit of  water in our tracks?

A hill to climb on the west side of the lake

A BBQ overlooking some of the neatest little lakes we've ever visited!

Some of the small lakes were starting to flood on top of the ice,    under the snow, with spring water running out of the hills.

Looking north north-east more hills and potential lakes lie on the horizon, for another day!


A cloud's shadow passing over the lake.

During the week all lot of rain fell in this neck of the woods!

We stop for a breather on the higher banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Where did you say Fort Carlton was

We just pulled in off the  Green Lake trail which over looks the fort.

Sun setting on the North Branch.

The Old Carlton Crossing

We take a break near an old log house and yard site from the late 19th century.

An old pick-up truck.



And it's giving up clues as to who owned it at one time, probably in the thirties or forties when it was new.

The log house is strewn with belongings as if a whole family  up and left in a hurry a long time ago.