Mount Robson and Beyond

Our first day riding went quite well. We rolled out of busy Jasper a bit nervous and in a rush to hopefully avoid a storm that seemed to be coming our way. With great luck we were only spit on and stayed nice and dry.

Neither Keely or I took the time to set up our cycle computer so we’ve been using my computer calculated to the wrong tire size from my last trip. Thus we have been measuring distance and speed in KCs (Keely Colin units).

About 2 KCs from our planned campsite we spotted a big ol Grizzly bear hanging out on the side of the road. Apparently there have been a pair of mating bears so it isn’t too surprising.

We pulled into the Lucerne campground on Whitney lake and were delighted to find a walk/bike in spot blocked to cars. The spot was super deluxe right on the lake with a great view.

We both slept like a rock and when we woke up and started packing we were treated to a Grizzly swimming across the lake! He reached the far shore, shook off and sauntered off into the forest.

Our second day we travelled a few more KCs to Mount Robson. Lots of downhill today which was fast and fun.

We again escaped most of the rain until our campsite where we had time to set up our tent and a little shelter. The rain quickly passed and we were treated to a clear view of Mount Robson and the surrounding mountains.

We spent the remainder of the evening wandering around the area and down by the Robson River before heading to bed.

Now we’re hanging out in Dunster with our amazing Warm Showers hosts Bonnie and Curtis. Our last day was difficult and we’re getting ready to head off on a long remote section to Prince George so more on last day and our delightful stay in Dunster soon!20130605-110132.jpg20130605-110151.jpg20130605-110207.jpg20130605-110217.jpg20130605-110243.jpg20130605-110308.jpg20130605-110226.jpg20130605-110253.jpg20130605-110359.jpg20130605-110421.jpg20130605-110317.jpg20130605-110411.jpg20130605-110446.jpg20130605-110502.jpg20130605-110431.jpg20130605-110514.jpg20130605-110623.jpg20130605-110529.jpg20130605-110605.jpg20130605-110549.jpg20130605-111358.jpg20130605-111446.jpg20130605-111415.jpg20130605-111549.jpg20130605-111537.jpg20130605-111603.jpg20130605-111519.jpg20130605-111617.jpg20130605-111509.jpg20130605-111426.jpg20130605-111718.jpg20130605-111731.jpg20130605-111746.jpg20130605-111810.jpg20130605-111801.jpg20130605-111849.jpg20130605-111832.jpg20130605-111900.jpg