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06-21-2009, 09:16 PM
Joined: Mar 2003
Location: In Transit
We took a few detours off the Parkway one was up to Geraldine Lakes it was a nice gravel road with lots of switchbacks.
There is lots of wildlife alongside the road. If you see RV's and cars stopped in the middle of the road they are looking at the animals.
After spending the night in Jasper we jumped on the 16 which took us to the 5 south which is an endless succession of mountains , rivers, trees, lakes and very little traffic and lots of bikers. We rode down to Vernon where we spent the night. The next morning we stopped in Lumby at a mom and pop bakery and had a great breakfast.
The Florida tag on my bike draws lots of comments from the locals wherever we stop.
On highway 6 towards Needles Ferry that crosses to Fauquier in central Kootnenay.
The car ferry is free and bikes are first on first off.
After leaving the ferry we headed to Nakusp for lunch and met a nice German fellow who told us about a great gravel road 31 that circles back to Kaslo from Galena Bay around Trout Lake.
Stop at Woodfire Pizza n more in Nakusp great German food and the owner knows the local roads well.
An incredible ride through the Canadian backwoods.
more to come
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