Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Day 57 - Kootenay Lake, BC


I left the tri-cities at 8:15am and it was already 85°F. It was a real grind getting through eastern Washington. I was not looking for this part of the trip and just sort of pushed my way through. This was a real nice visitor center in Ione, WA. I'm told it's pronounced "I won". 

After passing into BC, the temperature dropped from 106°F down to 90°F and now it's around 85°F. Quite an improvement. I'm camped at Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground again. Not many motorcycles as the place seems to have been taken over by old VW busses. Some sort of rally. 



This is the hangout spot where one can find the wi-fi. This time it seems to be working. Over 300 miles yesterday and today. Too far on a Ural but I really didn't want to camp in those temperatures. I'm just going to sort of back track my way through BC though I don't plan to go to Dawson City. 


11 comments:

Canajun said...

I like the looks of the hangout spot- very cosy.

RichardM said...

Very nice place. Sitting here drinking coffee.

Trobairitz said...

Glad you are back in the Kootenay's and normal temperatures. We were back up to 90 yesterday but that didn't seem too bad compared to other days.

VStar Lady said...

Beautiful British Columbia (at least that's what they claim on their lic. plates.) Love the look of the campground, kid of reminds me of the Log House in Hell's Canyon. Glad the temp has dropped enough to make camping comfortable enough. You made incredible time.

VStar Lady said...

That would be "kind" of reminds me ... not kid (dam that spell check, why can't it predict what I meant to say?)

Sojourner's Moto Tales said...

Eight-five degrees that early AM?! That sounds like a hot one. Still, the trips sounds fab...will be back for me.

redlegsrides said...

yep, 300 miles is a long day on a Ural....especially when its hot.

RichardM said...

After all this time at triple digits, 90° feels comfortable.

RichardM said...

The campground is a nice place to stay. Probably real similar to the Log House campground.

RichardM said...

Eastern WA was really hot, and it stayed hot all night. Fortunately, humidity was low...

RichardM said...

It feels longer when you chain several 300 mile days together.