Canada Adventure 2015 Day 5

Our fifth day turned out to be one of the best days on the trip. Out of the tourist towns and asphalt roads and onto what we put knobbies on the bikes for! We did have to slab it half the day just to get over the mountains from Jasper and into British Columbia. We weren’t too upset about that though…

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We took a stretch break after about 50 miles and were lucky enough to stop at a hiking trail off of highway 16. This trail ended in an unexpected surprise for us.

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This waterfall and river were completely empty, no other tourists, or anyone else. We couldn’t have asked for a better break spot!

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Not long after our break stop, we came upon Mount Robson, in all its glory!

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After taking in the splendor of Mount Robson, we soon arrived at the junction of highway 16 and highway 5. At this point, it was time to venture off the beaten path and up in the mountains on some dirt trails. These trails were definitely one of the highlights of the day! Most were old logging roads and we got held up by a couple guys still working on a Sunday as they chained up one of their machines.

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They soon let us by and we were off to enjoy the trail and the views. The GoPro footage really captures this section!

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As we descended from this point, we had a little fun for ourselves!

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We came down the mountain and found a place to gas up and eat. We went into town and happened across a local IGA where the Lion’s Club was grilling burgers for $5. Needless to say we got a nice cheap hand cooked meal then got groceries for dinner later on.

Back on the highway we headed South and stopped again to stretch out after a short stint. We got lucky again to find a local eating berries on the roadside.

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At this point, my nice Canon camera was out of juice, as was the GoPro, so I had to break out the phone for the rest of the day. We found our dirt route into the mountains again as we headed towards Fin Tum Tum North of Adam’s Lake for the night.

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The campsite was one of two that we knew of on what had to be the most secluded lake in the area. There was no one around for miles and we didn’t see a single vehicle once we left the highway some 40-50 miles prior. We were out in the wilderness, completely cut off.

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