Macdowall to Nisbet 06-14



  • Lots and lots of Km's through Nisbet Forest & around outlaying country side and communities.
  • Transportation for up to 4 persons included unless otherwise specified.
  • Head to toe gear available as required.
  • Each individuals meals, fuel & oil extra, + + as required unless specified otherwise.
  • Pricing for Full Day Nisbet Forest Cross Country Tours
  • A Good Reason to l let a SNOCRUISE Tour Guide Lead the Way!      





April 2, 2006  

In April 2006...
We were riding up the "Oil Well Road" when we came across a motorist in distress. Driving a late model car this guy had been plowing through miles of trails that had been lightly plowed over the winter for some logging operators. In many of the low spots there was a substantial amount of water, and here he was. The lightly plowed road used by the loggers during this season, the "Lilly Plain Road" turned into the unplowed "Oil Well Road". But he kept going over hill after hill in fairly deep snow until a low spot below a hill full of spring run off swallowed him up! He was kind of thinking that the four of us were going to wade into this knee deep water and try to push his hung up car out. I don't think so, he said that he was traveling from Prince Albert to Edmonton. I hate to point this out, but this guy had already gotten on the wrong side of the river when he left Prince Albert! An offer to take his wet _ _ _  out side the forest to a farmers for help was turned down. He had no wallet or credits cards or money! At this point I was keeping a close eye on him and my snowmobile, I made a point of putting my keys in my pocket. While standing in freezing cold water attempting to place sticks under his completely hung up full size auto he said "that he'd be fine, that he still had half a tank of gas". (Hopefully he had matches, I never thought to ask at the time!) We left and were able to get cell reception by climbing part way up the north cabin tower. Best described as a motorist in distress, the R.C.M.P. paid him a visit. I called the R.C.M.P. that evening and they told me with a laugh that they found him by following the trails on a snowmobile map with an off road 4x4 cruiser and a 1 ton 4 WD tow truck!

We left Macdowall, and proceeded up the Cut Out trail until the Oil Well trail intersection

In the back ground you can see the Oil Well trail sign.


Then we come across this car stuck in a foot of water on the Oil Well trail!



We find the individual trying to dislodge a "borrowed" car by putting tree branches under the tires! Often when you come across a vehicle in the Nisbet it has already had a hot date! Wearily I take the keys out of my sled while I examine his predicament!

Not interested in standing in a foot of cold water with my family to push his car, this dude "declines the offer of a ride" out to a farm house on the border of the Nisbet near the Miners Creek trail.  We proceed to the North Cabin fire tower which I climb to get cellular reception. I report to the R.C.M.P. the location of "a motorist in distress".

A Northerly view from the tower when I made that call to the R.C.M.P. That  is the
Scott Lakes in the distance.

Bringing a chain saw to help prepare for a BBQ makes for a quick fire.

With the warm spring weather the
Stubble is just starting to show in places.

We always have time to stop by an old-timers


The Miners Creek trail is a nice ride out of the middle of Nisbet.

out of the hills on the Miners Creek trail


Just dark enough for the headlights to take over in the fields.

Sunsets in Saskatchewan last the longest and are the most scenic in all of Canada!

While we were out riding the melting snow was slowly filling the ditches under the snow. The girls "put the wood to 'er!" and crossed over directly into Macdowall.

The boys had to
ditch ride a ways back to the truck from "this N.E." side of town, it involved W.O.T. thru some willows on the edge of the road to avoid a good soaking!

SIGHTSEEING is one thing, but are you fit enough to participate  in a cross country snowmobile ride?