Mark and Nadine's Arctic Expedition travel blog

Our solitary campsite at Hatch Lake AB


Today we left Jasper NP and headed for the Northwest Territories. Shortly after leaving Jasper, we stopped for a couple of hours in the town of Hinton AB, where we picked up some groceries. Even better, the desk clerk at the Days Inn let us sit in the lobby and use their Internet connection to upload reports and photos to our Trip Journal.

Our next destination is Wood Buffalo NP. It’s over a thousand miles from Jasper to Wood Buffalo, so we had to cover some miles before the day was out. As a result, this was the first day I took absolutely no photos. (The shot of our campsite for the night was taken the following morning.)

We drove east, to Edson AB, then north to Valleyview and Peace River. After stopping for dinner in a restaurant in Manning, we continued on, through High Level, to a provincial campground a few miles north. All together, we drove 568 miles today, most of it on two-lane roads.

The Hatch Lake provincial campground where we spent the night is at the end of a 10 km dirt road, and we had the place all to ourselves (no caretaker, no one to take our money - nobody!). A quiet night by a lake in the heart of the north woods!

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