Saskatchewans Cypress Hills

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  1. snobear

    snobear Been here awhile

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    We did a day trip through Saskatchewans Cypress Hills starting at Pine Cree Park near Eastend and riding along the south side ot the bench down into Elkwater and then through the Gap Road into the east block of the park.

    We camped at Pine Cree Park a few miles NE of Eastend, no power but a tidy little campground with fire wood and biffies.
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    snobear Been here awhile

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    Then into Eastend at Jacks Café for some bacon, eggs and toast for $10, cant beat that
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    We traveled the south side of the bench through Ravenscrag over to Cypress Lake
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    snobear Been here awhile

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    Once past Cypress Lake we headed NW up the hills to get ontop of the bench
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    The route then took us down to Reesor Lake and Battle Creek following Grayburn Road down the north facing slope off the bench IMG_2762.JPG IMG_2761.JPG IMG_2759.JPG
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    We went over to Elkwater on the Alberta side of the park for lunch and then headed back east through the valley and the gap road into the east block of the park
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    We stopped at Lookout Point before heading back down to Eastend and the campsite.
    Cypress Hills is the highest point in Saskatchewan and was the only place not covered during the last iceage, Eastend is also famous for Scotty the Trex found near the townsite.
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    And a final breakfast at Jacks before heading home in the rain
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    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Great stuff. I've never managed to make it down to that corner and know I'm missing out.
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    KLR - Ken Adventurer

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    Thanks Stan for sharing!
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