Duck Lake 51 Pontiac Trail

It is 2016, and although I have not posted in a while my wife Samantha and I have been doing a fare amount of trail walking. Life changes but things are still vanishing here in Powell River.  Recent logging activities have destroyed or removed a few things that have been posted on this site, but some things remain.

When I was a kid, my family used to do a lot of driving in the back country, when roads were harsh and vehicles were left abandon all over the place, it was always weird to see an abandon vehicle in the back country, one always wonders why it was left, why would no one come back for it?.

On this walk up Duck Lake Road is a trail, well travelled but really obscure in its whereabouts, people would drive by it hundreds of times, never realizing its there. Samantha and I took a walk one day, we walk on trails we have never been on as much as we can.


This one is referred to as the 51 Pontiac Trail, and this is why.


It never ceases to amaze me after all these years how many vehicles are still in the back country, years ago companies came and took hundreds if not thousands out of the backcountry just for their metal. One does wonder though, who’s car was this one.  There is however two cars here, one is now literally part of the trail, you walk directly over it.  If you are out walking the back country, pay attention, history is all around you as you are never the first person there, people were standing right where you are more than 100 years ago.  Enjoy the rest of the pictures.


About OldFart

I was born in Powell River, British Columbia and have been a part of it since 1965.
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