Before, during, and hopefully after account of a Great Divide Route journey in the summer of 2010.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 7: Fernie to Baynes Lake, British Columbia

Ride time: 3:02
Average: 9.8 mph
Distance: 29.91

We left a cloudy and cold Fernie this morning and stopped at Mugshots cafe for a bit of breakfast before embarking on our ride.  I posted the last week's worth of blog entries without pictures.  We then were off on what was a fairly easy day.  It was certainly beautiful and warmed up quite nicely.  We arrived in Elko and stopped at the 3 and 93 Dairy Bar (Woah--they have a website!) for a yummy lunch and some ice cream.  I wanted to nap right after that, but alas, we had to press on to Kikoman Provincial Park.  The terrain here is vastly different from everywhere else that we've been thus far on the trip.  Tall Ponderosa pine trees, dry sandy, rocky soil--it's like the eastern side of the Rockies in Colorado.  Reminded me of Estes Park.

Fargos + Ponderosa pines = love
Looking out at Lake Koocanusa
Anyway, there was a flock of ospreys that were flying overhead after we got to the campground.  Our campsite is gorgeous--it over looks Lake Koocanusa, and there's nothing but sunshine.  Looking forward to crossing the border back into the States tomorrow--Canada's much more expensive than I thought it would be!

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