The Badlands and the Hoodoos
While it was my intention to take things a little easier today I still ended up riding about 80 km’s including climbing 2 steep hills out of the valley. That being said most of my stuff was at camp so my load was light.
I started the day heading east along the Hoodoo Trail to check out the Hoodoos which were quite cool. I would have thought the Hoodoos would have covered a much greater area, but whatever. They are a very unique formation; it makes it almost difficult to still realize that you are in Canada as these formations look like they are right out of the Grand Canyon or perhaps Mars.
Because my goal to see the Hoodoos was accomplished in such quick time I decided to head back to Drumheller and then west along the South Dinosaur Trail. The goal was to reach Orkney Viewpoint. The view was okay but ultimately the 2 climbs I ended up doing were good training and made the effort worth it. I also learned 2 lessons the hard way. Prepare for rain and make sure that you have enough water.
Tomorrow I ride
along the North Dinosaur Trail as I head out of Drumheller and to my next destination, Banff.
Tot: 0.974s; Tpl: 0.087s; cc: 9; qc: 62; dbt: 0.0476s; 1; m:saturn w:www (126.96.36.199); sld: 2;
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