July 14, 2020
Yesterday was all uphill. Today all down hill (and south) towards Grand Forks 🙂
A pretty, mellow day — though I found the heat tiring.
I stopped for brunch (toasted bagel and coffee) at a perfect campsite – Arlington Lakes.
With my dedicated phone/camera lost, I notice I’d taken fewer photos. It had been better to have had two phones.
I stopped for late lunch at the cute town of Beverdell.
This year I’m alternating the Great Trail with paved roads more often. Pavement results in speeds double or triple … but the risk of being blown off the road by a logging truck.
Happily I rolled on to a brand new paved road at one point.
One very real highlight of B.C. is WATER: lakes, rivers and waterfalls.
No bears, so far. Plenty of deer.
I thought I saw my first badger — but it may have just been a skunk or marmot.
I rolled into a big beautiful campground signed FULL … and was offered a crappy spot for $30, same price as your huge motor home.
Instead I rolled through the camp and found 3 other cyclists. They graciously offered me the chance to join. And we enjoyed plenty of beer and wine over the campfire.