It felt like I was leaving the "bush" and heading back toward civilization. Cities and gas stations became more numerous on my ride south. I soaked in the beautiful rivers and mountainous scenery. The landscape began to change from dense forests of spruce and fir to wide farmland and irrigated hay fields. Horses and cattle ranged in fenced in acreages with views reminiscent of the Shenandoah Valley. I camped outside Smithers below the glacial cascades of Twin Falls. Old Hemlocks provided a quiet forest to rest for the evening. The rushing river to my side offered the best sleep machine in the world. For once, it didn't rain overnight :)
In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 55'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.