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