Trail Report – Upper Darling Line – July 2015

First off I’d like to thank everyone who managed to make it out for yesterdays trail run to Darling Line.

The group met at the usual spot in Bells Corners at 9 am. With a total of 8 vehicles meeting up in BC, we probably had the largest ratio of non-Jeep to Jeep vehicles that I have seen in a long time. 6 Jeeps, my Ford and even a Chevy!Jamie Wright with his mil-spec 85 Blazer with a 6.2 diesel was definitely something we don’t see too often. And I think the diesel helped minimize the damage the deer flies were able to inflict on the group. After a quick drivers meeting we headed out to meet up with Tom in Hopetown.

After a quick trip to Hopetown we stopped to grab tom and pick up any last minute necessities. While waiting on the side of the road we were briefly questioned by a couple of our Province’s finest. While the two OPP officers were more curious as to why we were only going as far as Darling and not all the way to Calabogie, they wished us well and continued on their way…and so did we.

After making it to the trailhead and airing down in the shade, we set out on the trail to verify the various claims of Hydro’s work along the trail. Hydro’s presence along Darling was quite obvious as they appear to be in the process of replacing the lines along Darling.

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