2017/09: Bell2 Lodge - Kinaskan Lake

  Stage 2017/09 [A052]

Bell2 Lodge - Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park
(Cassiar Highway 37)

⇨ 72 mi / 116 km
⇧ 1360 Hm (garmin edge 1000)

 

 

 

 

 

British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Bell2 Lodge to Kinaskan Lake.
 
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Bell2 Lodge to Kinaskan Lake.
We start early, there is no time to wait for better weather. And no hope for a sunny day anyway. Behind the Bell II Lodge the Cassiar Highway crosses the Bell River for the second time. There are still low hanging clouds above us, we can't see any further than to the top of the bridge. Not a good sign, considering the fact that we make an elevation gain of 850 m today.  
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Bell2 Lodge to Kinaskan Lake.
North of the Bell II Lodge the Cassiar Highway follows the Ningunsaw River, to our left hand we can see the Ningunsaw River Ecological Reserve.  
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Bell2 Lodge to Kinaskan Lake.
At todays weather there is no difference between a roadway made from steel or made from wood: they can't be any more slippery.    
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Bell2 Lodge to Kinaskan Lake.
The low-hanging clouds we saw this morning most probably do still hang on the same altitude. They seem to be closer to us since we already made an elevation gain of 1300 ft /400m.   
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Bell2 Lodge to Kinaskan Lake.
Here, on the southern part of the Cassiar Highway, we share the road with several black bears. While the bear mom builds up in full size, the offspring hides in the bushes.
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Bell2 Lodge to Kinaskan Lake.
Their curiosity causes the young animals to stand on their hind legs too to have a better view of what is going on. Then all three disappear in the bushes.
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Bell2 Lodge to Kinaskan Lake.
Tonight we stay at Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park, a very bike friendly park.
 
British Columbia and Yukon by bicycle: Cycling the Cassiar Highway northbound. Stage Bell2 Lodge to Kinaskan Lake.
At least after the construction of the tent we are lucky: the rain fades away and we can cook our dinner without being disturbed by raindrops.