July 30, 2019 – day 21
I wild camped here close to Penticton. Close to Tim Hortons.
I did a number of errands in Penticton but didn’t see many of the tourist attractions.
Two different cyclists told me the Kettle Valley rail trail from here to Summerland was closed. The Great Trail app told me to take the highway instead. That turned out to be the worst highway cycling so far. I wished I’d tried the old KVR route.
Summerland is gorgeous. I rode UPHILL through famed “Bottleneck drive“, a system of roads connecting wineries.
I was in great spirits cycling only 2% uphill grade on the KVR. Several sections were closed. People are forced to find detours.
This section had been covered by rock slide. I carried my bike and gear.
Over the past few days I’d been taking more frequent stops. That works for me. Less muscle cramping.
Stop and take photos of the picnic tables. 😀
I’m also leaving the KVR more often — taking roads instead as a break. The Summerland Princeton highway is near deserted.
Big snake. Over 2 foot long. And it’s not road kill. This one is alive.
Osprey Lake is the high point on the KVR too Princeton. It’s mostly downhill from here.
A fisherman who’d cycled the KVR years ago stopped by to gift me 2 home made cookies.