Cycling Vancouver → Rockies day 9

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July 16, 2020 Grand Forks to Bulldog tunnel

I checked out of my air conditioned motel in Grand Forks at 11am.

Left town about Noon.

Do I look clean, rested and refreshed?

A good trail continues alongside the Kettle river though this section was the Columbia & Western Railway.

You cross the Kettle on this bridge and finally head north and away.

It’s uphill on a sandy trail that crosses high above Christina lake.

The rest of the day was pure Trans Canada Great Trail. Rugged and remote. I saw very few other people. For hours.

There are a number of tunnels.

I was considering switching to highway 3 for a change getting to Castlegar.

Nope. It was too big a detour from trail to way up there.

Everyone is happy to get to the summit, Farron station. It’s downhill from here.

I stopped at 7pm at one of my better campsites, so far. A historic rail stop signed Tunnel adjacent to the nearly 1-km long Bulldog tunnel.

Once again, mosquitoes were a thing. So I built a big smudge. 😊

Lovely evening.

I am starting to notice days getting shorter. This photo from my tent was taken at 9:40pm.

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Rick Mc

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

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