Alpine Inn & Suites
Travel Blogs from Revelstoke
... 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 ...
... in the evenings and nights, we can talk to the bikers who come here about the best trails, and they are usually beautiful places. Tonight's spot is backed up by a creek which we can listen to as we fall asleep - and there are not too many mosquitos (thank goodness!). We went on an awesome 2 hr ride right from our 'campsite' which took us on my favorite trail so far called 'Flowdown'. As the name suggests it just kept going downhill with heaps of flowing track which ...
... It appears there were washouts in possibly several locations between Lake Louise and Jasper. East bound traffic was stopped at Golden as we came through there about 11:30 this morning. Truckers were parked, as though resting until the closure lifted.
After consulting the Google Maps this morning, we decided to head via the Trans Canada Highway 1 through Golden to ...
... disappeared a little bit. Aiden (Chase and Antony's friend from Hamilton) arrived in Revelstoke.
11 Apr - Antony and Chase both had the day off work so we all decided to go up the mountain together, and give Aiden a snowboarding lesson as well. Antony and I ended up ditching them and spent the morning riding incredible powder! North Bowl hadn't been open for a few days, so all the powder was still sitting there for us to ride through. Had such a good run down - Antony was ...
... and us chatting. We enjoyed some oatmeal and coffee and began our hike out. We would have loved to stay another full day and explore the area a bit more but life was calling us home.
As we made our way out and back to the vehicle we were all thankful we made the spontaneous decision to take this back country hiking trip. It really is a weekend that will never be forgotten.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed