Revelstoke, BC to Cranbrook, BC by way of Lake Louise and Radium Hot Springs
9.3.09 - 9.3.09 62 °F
full report later, just getting in. finally have a hotel with internet access.
329 miles today.
today was not the best of days, Trans Canada 1 is long boring major freeway, only two lanes and you can't pass very well. lots of logging truck, RV's and just plain slow folks. scenery is gorgeous, but the riding sucked. Many sections of TC1 are either being resurfaced or widened so there were lots of construction slow downs.
TransCan Monument at Rogers Pass
Entering Alberta en route to Lake Louise
I'm kind of bummed that we crossed the time zone and continental divide and didn't see any decent signs to take a picture infront of.
Roads out to Lake Louise were the same - slow and lots of construction. Just after leaving Lake Louise we ran into a major car wreck, all traffic stopped, rescue helicopter landed right in front of us. we were stuck there for a short while.
Just as we passed the wreck it started to rain, then it started to pour and blow like mad. The rest of the ride was pretty miserable with very high cross windows, pissing down rain for the next hour. Also ran over a downed tree across the entire road that looked like it had exploded on impact, nice huh? Had soup in Radium Hot Springs at a little German place. Left there and it rained some more.
Went to Kimberley per plan, hotel was a fleebag so we went on the Cranbrook which was plan B for the night.
I'll write more later after dinner. heading for Colville tomorrow.
Fish and Chips in Cranbrook