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The Trail Blazers and the Cavalcades: Proving the Need for the David Thompson Highway

Trail Blazers on the road to Nordegg
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The Trail Blazers reach the Reed's Highway Service Garage at Nordegg, Alberta
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Steep track down the hillside
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Ernie Ross' Model A Ford, with a coil of rope hanging off the front
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Not quite ready to go
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The way is clear and someone's going back to drive the other car
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The Trail Blazers taking a break
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Windfall covers the Kootenay Plains
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Another day, another hill to climb
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Two of the Trail Blazers clearing windfall (trees brought down by wind) from a slope
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Time to stretch your legs
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Checking the map
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Using their muscles and physics to clear the way
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It's soft, sandy ground
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Someday this will be a piece of the David Thompson Highway
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At camp
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Climbing higher
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Slowly, but surely, we'll get there
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