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Bow Valley and Icefields Parkway

Starting from Banff, I took 1a for the Bow Valley Parkway. At Castle Junction, I jumped over to 1 as I had ridden 1A north yesterday. The northern section of 1A has much less traffic, but the trees are close to the road for much of this section.   The weather was perfect for today’s ride – although temperatures ranged from 11c (51f) to 31c ( 87.8). There are simply too many viewpoints along this road to mention. At the … Read More

Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse

The actual travel time between Redstreak campground and Two Jack Main campground is 2 hours, but I made a long day of it. The BC93 road takes you up a nice canyon with some nice mountain views.I took a number of short hikes including a visit to the paint pots. My travel plans for this part of the trip had me spending a few extra days so that I will have blue skies for the Bow River and Icefields Parkway … Read More

All for a little pebble

I headed out from Cranbrook looking for some recommended hot springs. The road is an active logging road and also has a good share of people headed out for camping. The road is loose gravel winding through the forest, and at times has a steep dropoff to a canyon cut by the river below. My bike handles the gravel well, especially after turning the ABS off. I pass a few slow moving cars and a pair of Harleys. The Harleys … Read More

Entered Canada

Got a little rain last night… Just a little, nothing annoying. And I forgot to mention, I saw a momma bear and a cub yesterday. Brewed coffee and made oatmeal for breakfast. The coffee press makes much better coffee than the stuff in the coffee shop. While enjoying breakfast, a fox comes running by my camp. Saw another bear off the side of the road just outside of Glacier NP. I crossed the border at Chief Mountain (between Glacier and … Read More