July 21, 2020 – Lake Koocanusa to Fernie
GREAT cycling day.
I love the Lake Koocanusa area.
The name is made from the first three letters of the Kootenay (alternately, Kootenai) River, Canada, and USA.
I stopped for brunch at the Kikomun Creek Provincial Park campground finding it had free hot showers!
More lakes. More lovely trails.
Weeds as high as an elephant’s eye.
Again I stayed mostly on the Trans Canada Great Trail.
But where it crossed an empty paved highway, I couldn’t resist the speedier route.
Stopping at an ice cream stand I saw this sign on the neighbour’s yard.
The final hours to Fernie were on dusty farm roads.
On the Great Trail you can often decide between easier roads or more challenging single track:
Huge estate homes look over to the famed ski hill.
I peddled all over Fernie as I’d never stopped there before.
Ended up camping discreetly in a city park.