Last week Thursday, we got a call that there was a cancellation at our favorite campground for the long weekend, and we could rent a cabin!! After calling Brad at work, we decided we would go Sat-Sun. Of course we had to take the ATV's. There are an amazing amount of trails where we go camping.
It's a little village (Woodridge) in the South East corner of Manitoba. The Sandilands Provicial Forest is right there, with miles and miles of snowmobile trails, fire guard roads and atv trails. You can ride for hours and never see the same trail. GPS is a must!!
I never seemed to remember to take pictures of the inside of the cabins, but I did this time!! Isn't it cute? There are 5 cabins and each one is a different color on the inside.
Sat. was a rough day. We got to the campground just fine, unloaded, put the food in the fridge, had lunch and went riding. After about 1 hour, we came up to a swappy area. Decided that we didn't want to get muddy or stuck so we were going to turn around. Luke thought it didn't look to bad - and drove into it, got stuck, and about 45 minutes later we had him out. Didn't get any pictures, because the camera was in the box on the quad that was in the mud. No way was I going to go get it!! While trying to get Luke out of the mud, Logan's atv quit running and we couldn't get it started again, so ended up towing it back to camp. At least there was a huge pot luck supper that night, almost made up for the trouble during the day.
Sunday we ended up going on three atv's. Logan wanted to ride 2-up so I drove and off we went. Brad's on the orange one, Luke on the red one, Logan on the yellow one. Yes - Logan's face is dirty. It's not called Sandilands park for nothing. I wear a bandana while riding so as not to inhale all that dust, but Logan doesn't think they are manly - so his face looks like this 1/2 way through the day.
This is Logan and I:
There was a huge forest fire in the area last year and now they are logging those trees. We came across the coolest machinery that I've only seen on the logging show on Discovery.
Some of the trails are really nicely treed. It was a hot day, but with the trees supplying some shade and a nice breeze - it wasn't to hot. Once in a while we'd come across an open area. We went almost 50 miles on Sunday, a really great ride.
We got back to camp in time to start a fire and have a late lunch of smokies, then it was time to pack up and head home.
Luke thought it was a rough day, he was tired! To be fair - some of the trails were quite rough, and it is hard riding then. The arms, legs and your insides get tired from being jostled for 3 hours.
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