July 20, 2003 GMT
Through the Rockies one last time

I've tried last night to meet the former owner of the Lodge, but unfortunately he hasn't been in his restaurant.

So on the next day I checked out at the lodge (wasn't really a cheap stay) and I've started to go on west on a beautiful morning!

First was a stop at the Lake Louise Ski Area; they had build a lot new houses there, but it reminded me to the skidays we had here a few years ago.

Then (with more clouds, but still warm) I went ot to the Yoho National Park.
One time when I'd stopped for picture, a black shadow was runnig right in front of me over the road - a black bear took the chance to cross, but it was too fast for me and my camera!

Coming nearer to Rogers Pass the weather changed dramatically and just about 30 km before the pass I've got one heavy thunderstorm hitting me.

At the pass it was dry for a few minutes, so I could make my pictures and then it started again to rain.
A few kilometers later all was gone and I've got it warm again, when I was travelling through the Glacier National Park.

Finally I've arrived in Revelstoke, where I took one night in the "same sun hostel".

I went to the Main Street where a small open air concert took place and after that I had one beer in a pub, next to the hostel.

Next day started with lots of clouds but still warm and I've decided to get up the Mt. Revelstoke Park to see the meadows up there.

The 25 km up have been wonderful, all the time sunny and a lot of curves to circle through!

After arriving on the upper parking lot I've taken the bus to the meadows, but right then I've had a new shower and it seemed to be a longer one!

So I rushed down to my bike, took the rain stuff on and drove carefully back down to the town.

Arriving there I've got it sunny again and the ride until the ferry to Nakusp was beautiful.

At the port I've meet two canadians on smaller Yamahas and they told me about the road from New Denver to Kaslo.

It should be a wonderful bike road and I decided to go on this one.

But today I had bad luck with the weather and it rained at least until my arriving in Nelson.

So I wanted to have a room and got one in the "New Grand Hotel", what costed me almost the same than one room in the hostel in Vancouver.

The evening was fine again and the weather forecast for the next day was good!

Posted by Horst Erntl at July 20, 2003 08:49 PM GMT

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