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#FABTrip16: Heading east along the Red Coat Trail

Still afloat. The last sentinel at Skiff #Alberta #Canada #explorealberta #grainelevator #mybadlands #fabtrip16 @gregfarries

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We left the metropolis Maybutt in the midst of rush hour, and joined the lunch hour commute along the Red Coat Trail (highway 61) towards Wrentham. Upon arrival, Jason Sailer kindly treated us to a tour of the Ogilvie wooden elevator, and afterward enduring his second interview of the day, we continued eastward towards Manyberries, our final destination for day one. Along the route we stopped at familiar haunts in Skiff and Etzikom, grabbed some lunch and parted ways with Jason in Foremost, and scouted out the former siding at Pakowki, a surprisingly historical spot.

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The Inaugural Forgotten Alberta Road Trip

"To see what we could see."
Happy belated New Year to everyone! Owing to a career change and relocation over the Christmas break, I have been unable to post until today. My sincerest apologies.
With 3-5 feet of snow piling up in my yard at the moment, now is a nice time to reflect on the first Forgotten Alberta road trip back in 2003. I was living in Lethbridge with my wife to be, and on a hot and still August day we set out eastbound along Highway 61 into Forty Mile County to see what we could see.