We continued our wanderings this morning heading south along forest roads from Bridge Lake with the plan on getting to the area around Castle Rock Hoodoos Provincial Park. But that proved a little more challenging than we had expected as we had to reconcile differences between various maps. The result of this resolution was that we ended up traveling along Brigade Creek Fire Service Road. It was clear from the start of this 12 mile section of road that it was little used as there were no tire marks in the sand, an impression that was eventually reinforced by a series of fallen trees blocking our path. So we spent some of our time either pulling trees off the road with the front winch or simply pushing them out of the way with the front bumper. The final mile of the road was a steep descent into Deadman Creek and we were nervous for a while that we would be faced with an impassable crossing of that creek; but all was well.

We followed the valley of Deadman Creek north for some distance to finally arrive at a suitable camping spot next to Deadman Lake. Late in the afternoon we were joined in the camp by one other party.

Our afternoon's walk was a real treat. About half a mile north of the camping ground we discovered a large beaver dam right next to the road and we stood on the side of the road for quite a while watching the inhabitants swim around in their little lake.

Did I mention that earlier in the day, on two separate occasions, we got fleeting views of black bears.