Travel Blogs from Revelstoke
After Jackson I booked myself into a few days of Heli Skiing up in Canada. It was run out of a town called revelstoke, about 5 hours west of Calgary - so basically in the middle of nowhere.
I flew into Calgary, then the tour company, CMH, picked everyone up on a coach and we drove for 5 hours out to Revelstoke - fantastic drive, great …
... final ascent started at 800 meters on the coldest, wettest day I've experienced so far. Driving, icy rain and freezing mountain air meant that clothing was quickly soaked and chilly. An hour of climbing helped to keep warm, the camber of the roads producing a strange optical illusion which made it look like you should be descending whilst legs and body were working hard to push the bike uphill. A respite for a few miles when the road flattened out before the the final 3.5 mile ascent, up ...
... a rough logging road to a remote river or lakeside campsite any day. Tomorrow, we'll start covering some ground again. Rather than stop in Banff as originally planned, we may push into the Prairies. After consulting a map of Canada, it turns out that this country is seriously huge and we can't afford too many light days. Bring on the miles ...and the endless horizons of ...
... some beers and then on to Last Drop.
1 Apr - went to a garage sale in Malakwa and got some more stuff for camping and our roadtrip.
2 Apr - trip to Kaslo with Chase and Antony to get a mountain bike for Chase. The trip down took around 3 hours, and included the trip over the lake in the car ferry, and then from New Denver the roads got really windy and narrow. The scenery was very beautiful, and they still had quite a bit of snow around. The town of Kaslo was really small ...
... miles of trail, along with a few hundred other tourists of various shapes, colours and sizes. Good exercise, and spectacular vistas.
Our next stop was Cascade Locks, a community built up around the site of an early 20th C set of locks on the Columbia. The sun was out by now, but very brisk wind kept things comfortable.
By mid-afternoon we were into the central Washington State dry lands, and things heated up into the mid 30s C. We have hauled up at the Trailer Inn campground ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking