2015/07: Crescent Spur - Tete Jaune Cache

  Stage 2015/07 [A029]
Crescent Spur - McBride - Tete Jaune Cache (Yellowhead Highway)
⇨ 73 mi / 117 km
⇧ 947 m (garmin edge 1000)

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Cycling from Smithers, British Columbia to Vancouver.  

Stage from Crescent Spur to Tete Jaune Cach following Yellowhead Highway.

 
Yellowhead Highway Prince George to Tete Jaune Cache
After breakfast we spend some tim etalking with Mark, the owner of the cabin. Then we say goodbye to him and his dogs and follow the gravel road back to the highway. Since it is quite isolated, our little bear bells are used for the first time. The highway is also quite empty at this early hour.
 
Yellowhead Highway Prince George to Tete Jaune Cache
Just before McBride, we cross the Fraser River again . . .
 

. . . which appears to be here much smaller and more turquoise than in Prince George.
 
Yellowhead Highway Prince George to Tete Jaune Cache
On our way we see different animals: eagle, deer and a cow moose. If there is an cow moose in a hurry, I would rather not stand in its way.
 
Yellowhead Highway Prince George to Tete Jaune Cache
The weather forecast for today has predicted rain. However, the area between the Rocky Mountains in the east and the Cariboo Mountains in the west follows its own laws and from noon it is surprisingly clear with blue sky and sunshine.
 
Yellowhead Highway Prince George to Tete Jaune Cache
In Tete Jaune Cache, we turn off the highway and drive into the small village of Tete Jaune Cache. At the time of railroad construction, well over 3000 people lived here. Today, there are only about 500 inhabitants.
 
Yellowhead Highway Prince George to Tete Jaune Cache
We have dinner at the Tete Jaune Lodge and enjoy the view of the Fraser River. Afterwards we drive over into the village to our Bed & Breakfast place.
 
Beer of the Day. Kokanee.
Beer of the Day. Kokanee from Columbia's Brewery in Creston, British Columbia. The brewery exists since 1959 and is named after the Kokanee glacier near Creston. Since 1974 the brewery belongs to the Labatt Brewing Company.