Monthly Archives: August 2010

Whitefish

I’m in Whitefish now, a nice little town of 5000 people, after a tough but fun 55 mile ride from Polebridge. On the advice of oliver in the North Fork hostel i took a longer route through some forest – … Continue reading

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A break in Polebridge

No more pics for now, Im off grid in every sense. I’m in a lovely hostel in the tiny town of Polebridge, Montana, right next to Glacier National Park. i intended to pass by, but is so nice here I … Continue reading

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Banff to Fernie continued….

Elk Pass, the first crossing of the Continental Divide, was a bit easier than I’d expected.  For most of the way it follows a maintenance track for some power lines. The Divide itself, which is also the boundary between Alberta … Continue reading

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Banff to Fernie

Since I find myself with an unanticipated extra day in Fernie, I might as well give a bit of an overview of the trip so far.  Its been great, but I have to admit, tougher than I expected.  Already New … Continue reading

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A techie interlude

I was supposed to be on the road today, but I was feeling a little ill last night.  Almost certainly too much sun – ironically, having taken all precautions to protect myself from sun and dehydration while cycling, I forgot … Continue reading

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South from Spray Lakes

The second day was very different – it felt very isolated – I didn’t see anyone for many hours.  The trail went from along a reservoir, deep into some woods where I met two French hikers. I immediately knew they … Continue reading

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A few highlights of the first day

This is the start point for the Divide, located inoccuously behind a carpark in Banff.  I immediately hit evidence of the local wildlife (the clue is in the berry seeds) Yup, its bear dung. The trail immediately went uphill and … Continue reading

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