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Day 3 - Golden, BC (Part Deux)

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Incredible…  It stopped raining!

We decided to take Jon from Derailed’s advice and headed for the Canyon Creek trail, which is part of the Moonraker Trails on the way to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.  After getting the 4-hour estimate from him the day before, we gave ourselves plenty of time to complete the ride in daylight should something go wrong.  Stocked with plenty of food and water (no Boston Cream for me today, I’m still burning the calories from the one in Revelstoke) we parked at the Sander Lake Campground and began the ascent up the 2% incline on an old railway bed.  The first thing we came across was a sign from the Golden Cycling Club which welcomed bikers, hikers, horses, and cross country skiers on a gate meant to block out all motorized traffic.  Luckily I was on my Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert and Colin was on his custom built Specialized Rockhopper so we knew we were welcome to pass the iron gate. (more…)

Day 2 - Golden, BC

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Glacier Park Lodge Lounge

After such a sweet day in Revelstoke we woke to the sound of rain bouncing off the tent.  We had hoped for a nicer day for our drive to Golden which would take us through Rogers Pass with stunning mountain views.  The rain never did let up so we missed out on the more spectacular views but we still took our time and enjoyed what we did see.  We made a quick stop at the summit to take pictures of the arch and then stopped in a the Glacier Park Lodge.  I remembered this place from years ago by its legendary lounge.  I’m not sure exactly how to describe the lounge except to say they have every type of road kill imaginable displayed…  I kid you not!  It’s worth stopping by for the heck of it.  And of course they have a great souvenir shop for the kids (don’t worry, the road kill is not for sale!). (more…)

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