Blogs from 100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada, North America

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Beautiful drive here today. We'll be putting in 7-8 hrs of driving a day and will take 6 days of non stop cruising to travel this huge province. Good thing the scenery is so cool About 1100 miles to Alaska!!... read more
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Geo: 51.6475, -121.29 Another gorgeous morning greeted us! After having our coffee on a deck with great views of the town and surrounding mountains, we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at the motel. We left Leavenworth about 7:30 under clear skies, heading west on a virtually deserted Hwy 2, over Stevens Pass. (Recommend you do this wonderful motorcycle road during the week as the weekend traffic is bumper to bumper.) At Everett, we picked up I-5 north for the one hour run up to Bellingham in light traffic, then onto Hwy 542, the Mt. Baker Scenic Hwy. We traveled on this great country road, passing lots of bikes heading south from Canada, and from Nuggents Corner on Hwy 9, north to the border at Sumas, with Mt. Baker sitting in its hazy slendor to the east. After ... read more
"You got all that on your bike?"
Stevens Pass Summit
Hwy 2 cruising


Journée 10 (Jeudi le 7 juillet 2011) ========= Coram (Montana) à Fernie (Colombie-britannique) ========= 397 km (Cumulatif=5711) ========= Température : 31 degrés ========= Résumé : - Route « Going-to-the-sun » -------- o Hier, nous avons eu l’information que la magnifique route “Going-to-the-sun” est toujours enneigée et inaccessible; -------- o Aujourd’hui, on nous précise qu’elle est partiellement accessible -------- o Nous nous rendons sur place et parcourons à peine quelques kilomètres; -------- o On nous propose de prendre un autobus (shuttle) pour nous rendre plus haut dans la montagne. L’attente peut être de quelques heures. Nous rebroussons chemin; -------- o Dommage, j’aurais aimé voir cette route en moto du haut de la montagne ========= - Visite à l’hôpital: -------- o Alain traîne une blessure à l’épaule gauche d... read more
Entrée parc des glaciers
De la route "Going-to-the-sun"
De la route "Going-to-the-sun"

North America » Canada » British Columbia » 100 Mile House September 9th 2010

We started today with a 5 km run through 100 Mile House. Strangely, the newer houses in the area reminded us of Florida. The weather definitely didn't. It was 5 degrees when we set out. The terrain was so hilly we heated up quickly enough. There is very little to see in this town (we asked at the hotel desk and they were stumped!) so we took a short drive around before leaving. It was another long drive (5 hours) but very different from yesterday. The roads were windy and clung to the side of the mountains with sheer cliffs right beside the car. There were steep climbs and intimidating descents. These roads were what we expected when we thought of the Rockies, not the gentle curves and level passes we experienced in Alberta. Another difference ... read more
Lillooet
Strange attractions in Lillooet
Along the way


Keeping a blog updated while traveling is a real challenge. I find I am so tired by the end of the day that I just can not string words together. This entry is a summary of the time we spent in Quesnel from June 28th to July 3rd. Some may ask- why so long in Quesnel? Easy answer. I have family there and it has been three years since I spent any time with them. Julia and I arrived in Quesnel just in time for dinner and my brother Matt did not disappoint! BBQ ribs, grilled veggies, baked potatoes and loads of bread for Julia:) We were happy to get our pj's on early and have a quiet evening. We spent most of the time hanging out at my brother's place and venturing into town to ... read more
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Adam's Blog: Hi folks - back on line again after a week on the high seas to Alaska....the internet rates were pretty exorbitant $1.50 a minute.....so waited till we got back to LA....Anyway time to update our travels....going back to week 11 with some lovely photos to scan through: When we checked out of Jasper we took quite an adventurous journey to Bridge Lake which was 4 hours away, firstly spotting a black bear on the side of the road - 'blink and you'll miss it' then some elk..look out! Leaving the Rockies left us feeling we had seen some amazing scenery and wildlife.....we soon arrived at Bridge Lake as per my last entry - a fishing and camping haven.....now you can think here nice thoughts like camping in the woods, the pristine freshwater lakes, aahhh ... read more
Bridge Lake Cabin view
Bridge Lake on Sunset
Lunch on the Deck


Again here are some great pics for your pleasure: ... read more
Bridge Lake Sunrise
From the Goat Track Mountain
Vancouver City


Following the Gold Rush Trail Oh the things we’ve seen! Our drive from Hope to Quesnel took us through the Fraser Canyon. I cannot begin to find the words to describe how truly magnificent this drive is. Pictures do not do it justice although we took plenty of them. There was rain off and on but that did not in any way detract from the experience. In fact there were times when driving through clouds was the most magnificent and magical adventure. How many times have you looked at the sky and wanted to touch the clouds? We DID! Our first stop along the way was at Hell’s Gate. Over 800 million litres of water per minute pass through a 33 metre wide passage on the Fraser River at this spot. In 1808, Simon Fraser exclaimed ... read more




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