I planned out a quick route on Google Earth... Too snowy to pick a "must do" ride like the climb to Okay Mt. summit or Mt. DeCosmos. I'm still busting to do them both, but right now I figured I should pick a much safer, lower and warmer spot! I decided to try heading to the back of Kidney Lake using the trail I've seen quite a few times now as I ride from Sundew towards home. I mapped it out, socked the route into the Garmin and off I went.
|Route begins at "Start Doumont Trail" on the orange section. Yes, there is a quicker way to this lake, but this is the only way to the SW side. The return trip followed the same route reversed.|
|A close-up of the south heading red trail that leads to Kidney Lake. (Line travels left to right). Lower portion is an elevation profile, also reading from left to right. The red arrow marks the high point in the trail.|
|A close-up of the lake. We usually fish off the northern bank where the small photo icon is placed. The lake is extremely difficult to reach where the road passes close by on its SE side; That's a pretty steep hill.|
|Some snow patches are lingering in shadowed sections of the roads, but this is as bad as it got today. Much better! The darkened area just below the middle is a splotch of mud on my GPS. :)|
|Beautiful clear day to view the Winchelsea Islands from the logging roads.|
|220° panoramic shot of the lake side. Some kind individual had prepared a nice fire for me. I needed a bit of warming up too!|
|Returning through the Tank Traps. Actually past the traps here and about to enter the bog that goes off to the left side. Gives me something to wash off when I get home.|