Cycling Vancouver → Rockies day 2

Day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4-5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | info

July 9, 2020

I’d camped at Harrison Hot Springs. It rained most of the night, continuing in the morning.

Stayed in the tent as long as I could.

When the drizzle wouldn’t quit I finally got up for coffee. And wandered the nearly deserted resort.

I was tempted to detour to Sasquatch Provincial Park, north of Harrison Hot Springs. It has two easy hiking trails and one interpretive trail. But my general plan is to hurry through the first half of my ride and go slow on the second.

I don’t mind riding in the rain, actually. It’s better than the heat.

I stopped at Hope for grub, wifi and electricity.

Weather did improve as I started up the Coquihalla highway 5 headed north.

This was the worst section of the Trans Canada Great Trail for me last year, cycling the other direction. I finally gave up on it and simply rolled down the highway into Hope.

This year, too, I often opted back to the busy highway. MANY TRUCKS!

A lot of people camp for free along this highway, however. Crown land.

Late in the afternoon I considered stopping at this friendly free campsite off the highway, but it was a little too public for my liking.

Most of the flowers are fading, but there are a few species still vibrant.

I finally found this secluded gravel bed. As it had rained off and on all day I wanted as dry a surface as possible.

Day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4-5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | info

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Rick Mc

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

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