bikearky

a weblog of my veggie powered cycling adventures

BC

BC

entering Banff national Park
Day 9: Fairmont to Banff (part 2).

I crossed into Banff National Park, crested the continental divide and entered Alberta just after 5:30, having come 135km in just over 7 hours.

the morning's view, between Fairmont and Radium Hot Springs
day 9: fairmont to banff (part 1)

I rose and packed camp early in anticipation of another hot day, hoping to get past the anticipated steep and challenging climb out of Radium Hot Springs. I was on the bike by 7:15. The ride to Radium (38km) was uneventful. A short climb, some spectacular scenery, and a early heat provided a indication of what was to come.

Welcome to Rocky Mountain district
day 8: Yahk Provincial Park to Fairmont

Another warm day. I rose at 5:30 and left Yahk PP at 6:45. I started the morning not sure of how far I would ride/where I would end up — partly based on the disturbed sleep of the night before. I was buoyed by the impending site of the Rockies, something I not experienced since 2001.