On a sunny Sunday morning this October, I hopped in the Jeep and headed out to Abraham Lake. My maps showed a good selection of trails that were open to on-highway vehicles, and I was itching to get off-road before the snow starts falling.

I never did find any trails that allowed me and my Jeep, but the scenery I found on the side of the highway was worth the trip. Maybe next time I’ll leave enough time for a hike too.