Locate the Recreation Site

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Locate the Recreation Site

Postby BCDelica » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:25 pm

Challenge accepted Larry. It's been a busy summer, I spent all winter working far south, than May to Sept in the Yukon and NWT. I did explore, camp, and fish most every weekends, throughout the Yukon and Alaska, though on two wheels and not a Delica. I have spent some time in the north many years past, but with the greater time to putter this season was in awe of how stunning the north can be. To note, I highly recommend the Alaska ferry system as a part of your northern travels, a unique and comfortable trip despite the old age of the ships.

Most of my fishing trips were shore fishing from rivers and lakes. First up I'll mention Quiet Lake, located on the Canol Road. The Canol Road was an experience in itself, as you can see from the pictures, it's a well maintained dirt road. But never forget you are far from civilization, and shockingly, I rode the entire length to Ross River northbound without seeing a single person or other vehicle. Yep, I did carry a spot locator, but feeling this remote is to put it lightly is different. The two campsites on large Quiet Lake were empty of Campers on a late June weekend, the only vehicle found belonged to a couple of fishermen. The large Quiet Lake is reportedly loaded with Trout, including many Lake trout to 5 to 10 lbs, which are small ones by Yukon standards. I only found one promising area to cast from shore, and my nymph under an indicator landed several 6 to 8 inch trout. Too small for a shore lunch, though I found the large streams enroute had many Grayling to entertain me.

To follow the original thread theme I leave the last picture of the old boat in hopes that someone guesses the location. HInt; it's not in the Yukon or Alaska.
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Postby lrp374 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:54 am

Thanks for the input Kevin. If I knew it was as simple as asking what you've been up to I would have asked a long time ago. I like your "HAT". Does that mean you encountered a few bugs along the way? We didn't do the Canol when up there a number of years ago. It takes time to go to all these areas as each trip can take a few days as the distances can be quite long. We went the Robert Campbell Hwy. from Watson Lake to Faro and as you say traffic is not a problem. It must have been great to have the entire summer to explore.

I have given your boat picture some thought and I believe it should be in BC on a lake that crosses into the Yukon just a little bit. If not someone has moved the mountains!! I'll add my guess later in hopes someone else has been there and seen your boat.

Now all we need to do is wake up Wayne and a few other campers.

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Postby lrp374 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:44 am

Well Kevin I guess no one else is going to guess where the boat is so I'll take my shot. I think it must be Atlin Lake. A large lake and large mountains are only in a few places if not the Yukon or Alaska. I haven't been to the NWT but I have the feeling most of it around large lakes is pretty flat. Let me know!!

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Postby lrp374 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:47 pm

It appears Kevin is not going to confirm my guess for the location of his mystery boat so I'll just continue on with the last post of the year. Hopefully he will join in later. I still have a number of Rec Sites in my list but now they'll be a few years old and some may even be pre Delica. Merry Xmas to all and hopefully next year brings lots of km on the FSR in your Delica's.

Windfall lake is a large puddle on the Bonaparte Plateau NW of Kamloops. I visited it in August this year as is was one of the few areas that were still open for camping with all the fires. In addition, the road to the area most people use was still washed out from the spring flooding. I was pretty sure I would get a site and I knew the road I was using was still good. Windfall lake was a pleasant, but still smokey, surprise. At first glance it looks quite shallow as the terrain is quite flat around the lake. It turns out almost half the lake is very shallow but drops off to over 60' along the west shore. In addition, fish were quite plentiful and up to about 15” in size. I don't think the lake is fished a lot as the loons were no problem at all. This is a great spot with the camp site right @ the edge of the lake and very easy access. The sign for the site is a little ways off the road so it is very easy to miss. The chosen route is the Cyan one. It leaves Hwy 5 @ the Darlington FSR. It's a main road and easy to find. The routing also shows a Magenta route which will also work but you would likely need to remove downed trees along the way. Several other routes also exist now that the roads have been fixed but all have more than twice the dusty gravel and logging trucks to contend with.
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