Pilot cars for the mindless
Dease Lake Travel Blog› entry 19 of 55 › view all entries
July 5th, 2008 – by: silan
"Where the f*ck are all the bears?"
[Moose crosses the road]
.... "Where the f*ck are all the moose?"
With all the roadwork being done on the Cassiar at the time, we also discovered just how much we love pilot cars. It was a pleasure to see a road blockage ahead and a line of cars waiting for a pilot car to lead them down the road. Why do I love pilot cars? Because it's so simple.
We stopped for lunch at Good Hope Lake. An amazing turquoise lake we spotted just as we were driving by. It's easy to miss, but there is a small lane going down a hill towards the lake (it's easier to spot and go down if you're coming from the south, traveling north), but I guarantee, if you go down this road, you'll have the best picnic you've ever had. It's only about 30 metres long before it switches back (leave your car here and walk down to the lake) but it's just far enough below the highway that it's almost silent. You have the entire lake to yourself and there is a perfectly sized shoreline, enough for your camping stove and a couple camping chairs. Just sit back and enjoy the view!
The glory of a roadtrip and less tourist-infested areas is that you can stop where you want and set up camp when you see a campground that's convenient for you. We stopped at Kinaskan Lake, about 100km south of Dease Lake. It was a really nice campground around a really beautiful lake. There are campsites lining the lake, so be sure you pick on lakeside for a gorgeous view!
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