2015/03: Burns Lake - Vanderhoof

  Stage 2015/03 [A025]
Burns Lake - Sheraton - Savory - Endako - Fraser Lake - Vanderhoof (Yellowhead Highway)
⇨ 81 mi / 130 km
⇧ 860 m (garmin edge 1000)

 

 

 

 

 

Cycling from Burns Lake to Vanderhoof. Yellowhead Highway by bicycle.
 
 
Yellowhead Highway Burns Lake - Vanderhoof
With a length of 81 mi / 130 km we are facing one of our longer trips today. It is not always easy to find a good place for breakfast when you need one at 6:00 in the morning. This is why we started our day quite often at an A&W restaurant where we can get fried eggs, hash browns and sausages not only that early but also served on a porcelain plate. And it is fast: at 06:30 we are on the road again.
 
Yellowhead Highway Burns Lake - Vanderhoof
Early in the morning it is quite cold, but an early start has its advantages: there are significantly less cars on the road.
 
Yellowhead Highway Burns Lake - Vanderhoof
Dozy lake in the early morning. 
 
Yellowhead Highway Burns Lake - Vanderhoof
At same point we lose our lead and we are caught up by the traffic. Again the big trucks are not the problem: the old pick up cars used by most people here are much more annoying.
 
Yellowhead Highway Burns Lake - Vanderhoof
Near the village of Fort Fraser we pass the spot where on April 07, 1914 the last spike was driven in the Grand Trunk Pacific railroad, connection Winnipeg with Prince Ruppert and crossing the Rocky Mountains at the Yellowhead Pass.
 
Yellowhead Highway Burns Lake - Vanderhoof
From Fort Fraser we cycle eastbound, climb a last hill with a gradient of 7% and roll downhill to Vanderhoof.
 

"Beer

Beer of the day: Canterbury Dark Mild. Uuurg.