It’s Been One Week

After leaving Bonnie and Curtis’s (we wish we could have stayed FOREVER) we set out for a 65 km day. After riding 65km and becoming totally beat from riding uphill most of the day we realized our supposed camp spot wasn’t there… We asked a local who was turning off of a logging road and he let us know that it was still another 10-15km and mostly up a huge hill. (Que sad face). 80km & 11pm rolled around and so did Colin and I to our camp spot, exhausted and sweaty. We quickly cooked in the dark and passed out.

The next day we rode only 44km to a rest stop called Dome Creek. There were flush toilets and picnic tables. Not a campsite but Colin and I pitched our tent and made it home. With lots of travellers and truckers stoping in to get a walk and pee break they also got a peek into the hobo life of Keek and Colin. Pretty sure we got the craziest looks as we ate power bars, washed our dishes, brushed our teeth and hung out under the awning of the bathroom building. Living the life of luxury. Our burnt faces and heavy eyes probably didn’t help much. The rain was so heavy in the evening that the soil on the cliff above the river was eroding away and trees were crashing into the river.

After sleeping for 12hours that night and feeling like Dome Creek was a time warp we couldn’t escape we rolled out and had a great ride to Purden Lake – a REAL campsite. We splurged on buying firewood and had a huge dinner (coconut veggie rice with lentil chilli on top!). The running water was spring water fed and drinkable (not non-potable bathroom water that we had to filter! Woot woot) and our campsite neighbours (Pat and Tamika) lent us an axe to cut our wood.

We arrived in Prince George last night and rode to my cousins house just outside town. They are away for the weekend but will be back tonight to visit with. It’s great to have a rest day.

All in all, the last few days have been good. It’s been a lot rainier but Colin and I have got the gearing up and gearing down managed well.

Colin will post soon about an awesome attraction, the ancient forest!!! BC is beautiful!

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