Thursday, May 14, 2009

Silvery Slocan Circle Route

There's a 250 km circular route of secondary highways that connects our valley with the next one over. It has become quite famous in motorcycle touring circles. It's winding and hilly and parts of it, especially our little corner of it, have a really remote feel. And the views are fabulous, with surprises around almost every corner. Beaver dams, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, torrential creeks, shale slopes, old mine workings, sudden mountain vistas.

Monday is Victoria Day in Canada, the May long weekend, so motorcycle and RV/camper traffic is about to pick up along this route in a big way. But still today the highway is empty and the silence is blissful.

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