cycling Midway to Hydraulic Lake BC

July 28, 2019 – day 19

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Best. Day. Yet.

Midway is the start of the famed Kettle Valley rail trail. And it lived up to billing.

Loved it.

Kettle River

It’s tranquil. Pretty.

I left a Summit Stone a challenging reach away on this pretty rail bridge.

Starting the day the trail surface was pretty good.

I stopped many times today. At this Cyclist Rest Stop, for example.

And this … doll house?

One young German cyclist I met loved all this wilderness.

Though my bike is heavy, I managed the 2% constant uphill grade quite well.

Lakes provided much of the water needed for train boilers.

Arlington Lakes

Later in the day, the trail got rocky. A Mountain Bike would be superior to my hybrid.

Late in the day I stopped at Hydraulic Lake. Very pretty. The haunting call of the Loon.

A couple from Kelowna offered me water and leftover dinner. I couldn’t say no. 🙂

And did I mention the wine?

Click PLAY or watch today’s ride on YouTube.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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