a weblog of my veggie powered cycling adventures



New Key's Place (lodging), Crawford Bay, BC
day 7: New Key’s Place to Yahk Provincial Park

I left myself go back to several times this morning, given the previous day. I rose at 6:45, had packed up camp and was leaving New Key's Place (see photo) in an hour. It was a pleasant ride in the morning, having set off before most of the holiday makers were on the roads.

Christina Lake sunrise
Day 6: Texas Creek Provincial Park to Crawford Bay (Kootenay

I was up early, hoping to make Paulson Summit before the heat set in. My plans were to head for Nelson, somewhere I had always wanted to visit, if I could make it that far and take my first rest day. It turned into a very long day!

Johenstone Creek Provincial Park—the day's start
Day 5: Johnstone Creek Provincial Park to Christina Lake

If yesterday was a tough day, today was not the most enjoyable. The distance ridden was not large, and the climb quite gentle, but it was very hot, with the heat hitting as I closed in on Grand Forks. Today surpassed the heat of the previous day.