Friday, May 31, 2024

Turtle Crossing MB to Gas City camp, in Medicine Hat AB


After a good night's sleep at Turtle Cross camp we hit the ground running, aiming to make it to Medicine Hat today. We've been taking it easy so far, but want to cover some ground today.

It was mostly an easy drive, decent weather except for a brisk headwind all day. Light traffic though, and way less trucks than yesterday.

Along the way we saw what looked like huge piles of white and sometimes dirty snow:

Turns out it was a salt mining operation, producing sodium sulfate. If you're interested just do a Google search on "Chaplin salt". Here's an extract from company info:

Over the course of the company’s nearly 75 years, Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals has become known internationally as a reliable, long-term supplier of natural sodium sulphate to blue-chip customers. Operating in southwest Saskatchewan, Canada, the company is the North American market leader in production of high-quality natural sodium sulphate. Over 80 domestic and international customers use Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals’ sodium sulphate in detergents, pulp and paper, glass, starch, industrial enzymes, water treatment and livestock mineral feed.


We did hit a bit of rainy weather today:

It looked like somebody was getting some rain over there

We did get a quick window wash at the end of this cloud

Rail and grain are often paired out here:


A landmark coming in to Medicine Hat:

We did make it to Medicine Hat today, and were camped at Gas City camp about 6pm.



  1. It always surprises me with how flat it is out there,,,,,,!!! 😮
    Just seeing pics ,,it sure looks like snow,,,,,,
    Enjoying ur daily life travels,

  2. I love the prairies. Great pics, ruth