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Daily Journal: British Columbia, (BC) Canada
Valdez, Alaska to Prince
Rupert, British Columbia, Canada (July 1st - Aug. 1, 2008)
July 30 Junction 37 to Beaver Dam Rest Area 78 km. We woke
to a sunny day and took our time packing, I could not resist the nice
weather and decided to ride rather than rest another day. The day turned
into a challenge with headwinds and rain storms. But hey I did get to
ride. I was nervous for a while, I know that shingles can be really
serious and painful.
July 31 Beaver Dam Rest Area to Simmons Lake 61 km. Ok, riding was
hard today, climbing is harder and slower than usual. For me it was
the worst day on
the bike. The thing that kept me going was the scenery. We
stopped at Jade City free coffee and continued on to Simmons lake.
Aug. 1 Simmons Lake to Rapid Grizzly Rest Area. 75 km. Bears don't
shit in the woods they shit in the road. We saw a huge pile of fresh
bear dung on the road into our camp site. Yikes, it sent chills down my
spine. Not a kilometer away we smelt an awful dead animal smell and
later learned that a semi carrying fish went off the road there. Great a
bear magnet right next to our camp site.
Aug. 2 Rapid Grizzly Rest Area to Dease Lake 32 km.
Aug 3. Dease Lake Nice grocery store Sunny day
Aug 4. Dease Lake to Lake M Recreation site 65 km.
Aug. 5 Lake M Recreation site Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park 62 km.
Aug 6 Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park to Little Bob Quinn Lake 75 km.
Aug. 7 Little Bob Quinn Lake to Bob Bell II Lodge 44 km.
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