Saturday, August 15, 2015

Day 60 - Kitwanga, BC

Today was 602 km and I'm now at the southern end of the Cassiar Hwy. The day started out chilly at 48°F and warmed up to a high of about 72°F. Quite a difference from a couple of days ago. It kept threatening to warm up all morning so I just turned on the grip heaters instead of stopping and switching gloves. The summer gloves got put away and I dug out my regular riding gloves in Prince George. Once I was away from Prince George, the traffic really died down and by late afternoon, there was only occasional traffic. The only stops were for gas and a bowl of soup at Subway. No pictures. Plus, it was raining between Burns Lake and the Cassiar Hwy turnoff.

The campground may look familiar. It's the Cassiar RV Park in Kitwanga, BC. They have a really nice grass area for motorcycles and bicycles. And it's only $15 with decent wi-fi. I stayed here twice on my last motorcycle trip in 2012 and thought it was one of the nicest campsites on the trip. I didn't stop here on the way down since I passed by around noon.

I have a meeting that I need to call into on Tuesday afternoon so I'll need decent Internet and cell signal. To me, that means either south or north of the Cassiar Hwy not in the middle. So I'm putting in the long days to try and to at least Watson Lake by Monday evening or possibly even Whitehorse. Whitehorse would mean two more 600 km days so it sort of depends on the weather. RIght now, I'm sitting in the gazebo listening to the rain.

 

10 comments:

Unknown said...

"...sitting in the gazebo listening to the rain." That's an enviable way to spend some time, Richard (I'm commenting from 86 Fahrenheit at 10:00 pm).

RichardM said...

It's 63°F now and dropping now that the sun is below the mountains. But hopefully tomorrow should be clear, sunny and 65°F. Nice!

Sojourner's Moto Tales said...

I read that the Kitwanga area has tons of totem poles? Have you encountered any? I love a cool morning ride...

RichardM said...

There are quite a few totems around the village. But I didn't venture in today. The campground is on the outskirts.

Trobairitz said...

Ahhh falling rain, now you are just teasing us.

Hope you can make it to where you need to be for your Tuesday meeting. The less traffic part of the ride sounds nice.

redlegsrides said...

looks like a nice camp site.

it's quite enjoyable, enjoying the sound of falling rain but with you under shelter....soothing.

VStar Lady said...

Lucky you to have a site right by the gazebo.

RichardM said...

I was going to post a picture of all the lush vegetation as well...

RichardM said...

The only negative is that the grass was freshly mowed so there were grass clippings.

RichardM said...

They said to camp anywhere I wanted so I did...