Friday, October 15, 2010

Redefining "middle of nowhere"

A good chunk of my southern friends think we already live in the middle of nowhere.

 but our friends Tammy and Laurie wanted to show us a place they love that really is remote. 

We drove 4 1/2 hours north west just to get to their place. 
Then we drove about 2 1/2 hours south west, mostly on logging roads where we switched from truck to a variety of ATVs.

apparently tearing up the trails is part of "keeping Kakwa wild"

Keeping Kakwa wild is TONS of fun!
 and involves LOADS of mud and water!

So we spent two hours going up, down, over and through mud, rivers, puddles and rocks until we got to our "objective" - Kakwa Falls. 

Gorgeous and well worth the trip - the picture doesn't do it justice.

9 hours of travel to find peace, solitude, and pure wilderness...

and a black lab...

and two truckloads of children plus their parents and maybe grandparents... I kid you not. Once we got on the quads we saw no one except for a few hunters. But get to a "look out" and look out - people! Too funny, even the middle of nowhere is a busy place. 

Other fun pics from a really fun day.

international symbols for "watch out for the edge dumb a**!" 

Travis communing with nature.

Randy, Shauna, and Tammy at the end of our fun afternoon, ready for a night out on the town OR dressed up for a red-neck convention!

Thanks for a great time guys!


prairiesoul said...

Beautiful Place, would love to go quadding and see such places, the people I could do without, but that's what happens with beauty places

Randy Vogel said...

great pics! I hope you had a good time in our middle of nowhere!