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July 3rd 2013
Published: July 6th 2017
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We were on the road again at 6:45 (it's become our usual takeoff time) and headed back to Quesnel for fuel, breakfast and to pick up Hwy 97 north to Prince George. It was a chilly 43 coming back down from Wells, and along the way we spotted our first "wildlife" - a large black bear crossing the road about 200 yards in front of us.
In Quesnel we ate at Granvilles Coffee House and Restaurant on Reid St. Awesome baked goods, coffee, and great prices for breakfast. Plus, we could sit outside along the sidewalk and enjoy the morning sunshine!
The temperature hit 70 as we made our way north under clear blue skies, following the Fraser River again. At Prince George we picked up the Yellowhead Hwy 16 for the last half of the trip to Smithers. We had our lunch snack on Fraser Lake.near the village of the same name.
Most of the day's ride was an endless sea of rolling green hills covered with timber interspersed with the occasional lake, stream or river. About 50 miles south of Smithers we started to pass mountains, the snow capped peaks of the Telkwa Range, leading up to
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our arrival in Smithers at the base of the majestic Hudson Bay Mountain.
A long day again, but we were blessed with beautiful scenery and clear skies. It doesn't get much better when you are on a road trip!



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