Brussels Lake Hills and Ponds
We hiked over the hills between the Tobiano area and Brussels Lake in the fall ( Brussels Hills) and we enjoyed the area so much, we chose to return to the area to try a new route in April. We turned off the Six Mile Hills Road (to Pat Lake) and turned left at the junction, parking near the corrals. We then followed double tracks east, keeping to the left side of a series of ponds and small lakes. The first lake had alkali salt flats around the shoreline.
Some of the ponds in deeper low spots with some sheltering forest and hills will stay all year and some are just seasonal ponds.
We have chosen not to add a map this time. This is a lovely area for a hike or bike, but we would like to avoid having it loved to the point of misuse. Hikers or mountain bikers should use the tracks with respect for the land, leaving nothing but temporary footprints.
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