As much fun as the 2016 Ford Flex is to drive around Saskatoon. Today is why we have it.
Today starts the 20 kilometer hike to Grey Owl’s Cabin.
A couple of hours ago, we loaded the Ford Flex with a cooler full of ice and drinks (for when we are done the hike and get back to the Flex), topped up the tank with gas, tossed three loaded expedition sized backpacks into it and one smaller one for Oliver and a dog backpack for Marley and then headed out the door for Prince Albert National Park.
After we get into the park, we will register with Parks Canada and then head about 40km north of Waskesiu to the trailhead near Kingsmere Lake. From there we are hiking 17km to the Northend campground where we will make camp before walking another three kilometers to Ajawaan Lake.
After we check out Beaver Lodge, we will head back 3 kms back to our camp and call it a night. Then its up and at it the next morning and back to the trailhead where that cooler of orange juice, Gatorade, Diet Coke, cold water and Coca-Cola awaits. If we don’t make it back, you know we died a painful death at the hands of a bear in the wilderness.