Luck Running Out (Alaska Highway KP 500, British Columbia, Canada)

Well, it looks like our luck ran out.  Maybe.

We had one last pass to cross today, and managed to make it all the way to the top before the rain came.  We barreled down off the pass in pouring, freezing cold rain – not pleasant at all.

The good news is that the rain let up very quickly, so we mostly pedaled in a drizzle – which isn’t nearly as bad as a pouring rain.

We toyed with the idea of going for it and getting to Fort Nelson today, but in the end made the decision to bail.  We headed back into the forest and stumbled into the most heavily mosquito-infested area we’ve seen since the Dalton.

The four of us entered into fast-forward mode and got the tent set up in record time so we could take refuge from the voracious beasts.

Kilometers today:  69
Kilometers to date:  2817

Climbing up Steamboat Pass - no rain yet

Other side of Steamboat Pass - directly into rain

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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2 Responses to Luck Running Out (Alaska Highway KP 500, British Columbia, Canada)

  1. Laurie Ashton August 2, 2008 at 5:09 am #

    You guys ROCK!

  2. nancy August 3, 2008 at 6:25 pm #

    Thanks Laurie! We’re having a blast – even if it does mean we have to ride in a bit of rain!

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