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Old 07-08-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
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At Harmon Lake, near Merritt, BC, on a Monday. Dozens of good sites to choose from, and we got the best.

The piled rocks are on our way down from Chataway Lakes. Fished a couple lakes in the area, but we really wanted to get to Billy Lake. Unfortunately, a tracked piece of heavy equipment was digging trenches across the road all along the route. We crossed several of them, but they seemed to be getting deeper ( as noted by the trailer hitch ) so we had to turn around and head back to Chataway, which, fortunately, was where we had left the trailer.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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Really nice camp spot ....am envious can't
go away again till Sept .
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Looks like a great site, baglo.
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At Harmon Lake, near Merritt, BC, on a Monday. Dozens of good sites to choose from, and we got the best.

The piled rocks are on our way down from Chataway Lakes. .

Looks like a good time fishing Glen.

How was the road into Chataway Lake?
I was in there a number of years ago and I recall it was a fairly rough but OK road. We were not pulling an Escape trailer so just wondering how it was bouncing the Escape into there?
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:22 AM   #5
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The road to Chataway was OK. Everything survived except the jar of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil in the fridge. The lid came off. Couldn't have been my fault. Must have been the missus that didn't put in on properly.
Actually, there is nothing worse than washboard, and we didn't have to deal with that. Had to slow down from time to time.
Problem was the Forestry digging ditches across the road to Billy Lake. Imagine towing a trailer up to Billy and finding you can't get back out. I'm going to buy and carry one of those collapsible shovels. I carry a pruning saw and axe. Got to add a shovel and a Bailley Bridge.
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Beautiful campsite and pictures! What's a Bailley bridge?
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Beautiful campsite and pictures! What's a Bailley bridge?
A Bailey bridge is a portable, prefabridated truss bridge developed by the British in WWII. It comes in small light weight sections that can quickly be assembled with minimal equipment. They are strong enough to safely support an army tank. They continue to be extensively used in civil engineering construction projects and to provide temporary crossings for foot and vehicle traffic.

Many of you will remember reading on this site about the bridge failure on the I5 north of Seattle and the issues that presented to future Escape owners venturing to Chilliwack to pick up their new trailers.. A Bailey bridge system was installed there to get the freeway open to traffic.

They probably borrowed baglos Bailey bridge to do that and that is why he did not have his when he recently ventured into Harmon and Chataway Lakes!
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Thanks for the pictures. Have a great time and send us more.
I will have to admit, sun-dried tomatoes in oil is worse than soy sauce. However, hopefully, no one else will have anything to compare.
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The food. Keath works magic with a one burner camp stove, a fry pan and a BBQ. He came up with an egg mcMuffin using a pepper ring instead of an iron ring to corral the egg.
The pork back ribs were perfect, tightly wrapped in heavy aluminum foil on the Q for an hour and a half on low. Then unwrapped and finished for 10 minutes on high and another 10 on high with BBQ sauce.
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And now for some misc. pix.

Keath at our Chataway campsite.
Baglo on the road to nowhere.
Keath heading back to camp at Chataway to start dinner.
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