We took the RZR for a short ride up in the hills last Tuesday. It was short in distance but long in time. I had been searching for this Taylor Lake to solve a bit of a puzzle. One of the logging roads is called Taylor Lake but someone had used felt pen to say Not Taylor Lake. When Aileen and I went up it last RZR ride we certainly didn't see any sign of a lake. Then there was Orofino Road and there was no lake up there either when we looked. Finally decided on a small seldom used road that the aerial photos seemed to show heading for the lake. It turned out to be very badly washed out so we were crawling up in in low gear mostly slower than a walking pace. Finally the road improved and we made it to the lake. There was a very cool wind blowing at the little picnic site so we carried on a bit further and found a sheltered clearing to have our lunch. On our way back, I noticed what appeared to be a bit of a trail heading toward the Orofino Road so we followed that and we were soon in new logging with connecting roads taking us to Orofino and a much smoother ride back to the car.
Yesterday, when I was checking the weather, I noticed that our good weather was coming to an end and if we wanted to see fall colour up in the high country along Highway 3 east of Osoyoos, this could be the last chance. So heated up some soup, grabbed my cameras and off we went. Of course we combined it with geocaching and picked up six along the way. One of the caches paid big dividends which you will see in part two which I will probably post tomorrow.