bikearky

a weblog of my veggie powered cycling adventures

touring

touring

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.

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.