Fostership 3500 Km Challenge Trip 1, Day 3

Fernie to Invermere

205 Km

some catching up after wind and weather delays!

Highlights of today:

  • Cycling through the Elk River valley on the way to Elko. Beautiful river. Not much traffic on the road.
  • Getting off the busy highway onto a small road towards Fort Steele (avoids the route to Cranbrook). This offered absolutely stunning views of the Kootenay River.
  • Fort Steele lunch stop – delicious sandwich packed with everything nutritious!
  • The hill ride after Skookumchuk, then the long flats and descent to Canal Flats.
  • Getting to the hoodoos at Fairmont Hotsprings and knowing there was only Westside road separating me from my in laws’ place in Invermere and a short family visit.
  • Cycling some of the Westside Trail, but then regretting the steep rollers and worrying about bears and cougars – at dusk and all alone!
  • Invermere family reunion!