In the morning I took a peaceful ride from Lillooet, down on the Fraser River, up to the Alpine and glacier terrain outside Mount Currie. The towering mountains standing nearly 10'000ft around me seemed limitless in recreation. Many BC recreation sites dotted Hwy 99's many twists and river valleys.
By midday, I had reached Pemberton after descending 3000 ft in 8 miles on one of the steepest descents encountered on my travels. Over 7 truck runaway ramps gave me an idea of how serious this could be in snow or ice. Pemberton was warm in the 80's in the sunshine so I had coffee and soaked in the warmth while updating the ol blog.
Continuing down Hwy 99 toward Squamish, I noticed an uptick in traffic and volume until arriving in the large town of Squamish nestled at the end of a long bay. Blue Green glaciers towered over town on the steep peaks and each direction looked like a painting. I found a campsite on Maqmam Forest Road overlooking town for the sunset then scooted down to Raffuse Creek to camp beneath the mossy Cedars.
In the morning, I set out for some hiking then made my way down Hwy 99 pulling over frequently to let the high speed traffic past. This is my last forray into highway driving for a while since this is the only N/S route for 75 miles until Vancouver. After an afternoon of hiking in Lighthouse Park, I drive down into West Vancouver, one of the most pricey new communities in North America. More exotic cars and high rise apartments than LA! Taking my time before meeting my relative Brad, I go for a hike in Lynn Valley and bounce my way across the suspension bridge to the 30 foot pool. Gorgeous city park.
In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 59'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.