If a smoke detector is expired, what are the odds of it starting it’s annoying chirping on the morning you plan an early departure? On the bright side, Jessie joined us to start our next leg at a time much more appealing to her.
Cycle Day #16. Fernie to Coleman 76 kms 1100 vertical meters
Underestimated today with 1100 meters climbing to our highest elevation of over 5500 feet! (more impressive than 1693 meters) over the Continental Divide. Wouldn’t have been so bad if we hadn’t gotten bogged down in a short bit of impressively effective concrete gunk. Fortunately, the knee deep snow that followed cleaned off the tires enough to allow them to roll again.
The creek chased us for most of the day and we loved its raucous spring run and seeing the direction of flow change after we crossed the Divide. Now I know people who live in glass houses (or wood in this case) shouldn’t throw stones, but the devastation left by recent and older logging along this entire road is disheartening and frankly quite appalling. Glad we did Coal Creek Road to Corbin Road, but we won’t repeat it any time soon.