|Viewpoint looking over Lois Lake towards the high country.|
Fall and winter bring storms, but in between you can find some glorious days for riding. Most of the roads at lower elevations remain open and easy to ride since they are used by the logging companies.
Check on Western Forest Products' hotline at (604) 485-
|The bridge before you reach the Khartoum Forest Campground.|
During the week, this area is used by loggers. But after hours and on weekends, their extensive road system is available for use by the public with care.
Dixon Road quickly turns into a well used and often potholed dirt road. So, we quickly selected a turnout large enough for our truck and trailer.
Don't select one at a bend in the road. Logging trucks carry long loads that can swing really wide.
|Good signage along the way.|
The view up Lois Lake to the snowy peaks was unbelievable. We hadn't been this way in almost a year. At that time, the devastating winter storms had washed the bridge away.
It was thankfully been replaced and so we can return to this unique spot.
|The calm waters of Khartoum Lake.|
It is one of my favorite back country campgrounds in the Powell River area. The road can be tricky for a passenger car, but for a truck it is a fairly easy drive (except for maybe the steep entrance road in snowy or muddy conditions).
We feasted on sandwiches and pop while sitting on warm, sun-baked logs along the beach. A fellow adventurer brought an inflatable boat in his jeep for a quiet row on the lake.
|View from a lakeside campsite.|
Do you like history? Here's a post from www.vanishinghistory.ca called Khartoum Lake - Abandon Camp. It's a great site with stories and pictures about the history and historical artifacts of the Powell River region.
Want to read more about quad riding in the Powell River region? Try Wayne's Coastal BC Stories that focus ATV adventures:
All books are available in e-book and print formats at most online book sellers. Books are also available in Powell River at Coles Bookstore in the Towne Centre Mall.
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