It was an incredibly challenging ride for our Mountain Traverse Team today. Morning temperatures of 2 degrees Celsius along with rain/sleet and even some snow flurries made riding tricky and keeping warm almost impossible. But our luck would improve…we saw a young black bear feeding on berries beside the road, as well the sun came out around 1 pm enabling us to warm up and enjoy a light lunch at the Weeping Wall 108 K into our ride. It was a much needed break as we had a long climb (20 K) to the Ice fields and seemed to battle head winds for much of the remaining ride. In total we rode 184 K and climbed 6,122 FT! The vistas were breathtaking!
Tomorrow we are riding 159 K to Mount Robson Lodge. Unfortunately there is no wifi at the Lodge so the next post you will see will be Wednesday night. By then we might have had a chance to sort through some of the photos taken today as well as share our video of our Black Bear!