Cycling Vancouver → Rockies day 7

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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.

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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