(Bozeman and Canada)
Immediately after departing Yellowstone, Luke and I headed to the Schafer ranch in Bozeman, Montana where we would meet up with Daniel and continue the road trip.
We left Yellowstone early in the morning and Bozeman was only an hour away. We had the whole day to explore/enjoy Bozeman. We decided to hike to a waterfall that was a Schafer favorite.
Luke had a dinner obligation so Daniel and I rode cycles to a bar/grill to find some food.
Daniel was scolded by Mr. Karnavas from half a world away (via facebook) for this reckless motorcyclist behavior. In retrospect, our only flaw was that both of us forgot our gloves… and Daniel didn’t have his license yet… but thats a minor issue.
After a goodnights sleep and a stop at REI we were back on the road.
Our first destination outside of Bozeman was Glacier National Park. However, we saw many beautiful sights even before reaching the park.
Excessive forest fires meant that going to the sun road was half closed so we only got to experience half of Glacier NP.
We camped at the Chewing Black Bones campground just on the outskirts of Glacier NP. There we met red-riding-quad who strongly encouraged us to adhere to the strict 5mph speed limit.
Bright and early on the 7th day of our excursion we headed into the Canadian wilderness.
The further into Canada we drove the thicker the smoke got. Apparently there were multiple forest fires all along our route from Bozeman up and over to Vancouver. We were not in any danger from them, however at one point we were just one valley over from a fire. We listened to local radio about various evacuation orders and stories of locals who had fought the fires encroaching in on their property. The smoke brought visibility down to about a mile.
The campsite we stayed at sat right on the boarder of Yoho National Park in British Columbia. Yoho is the lesser known half of Banff National park in Alberta, Canada. We discovered this campsite as well as many other good ones through a service called iOverlander. iOverlander is a database of user submitted campsites and campgrounds for everything from RV parks to hidden back country camps like ours. We used the iOS app with offline maps to find our spots. This is not a paid promotion, we just really love their app.
After spending one night in Yoho we proceeded along our route to our next campsite in Pemberton, BC.
After a long day of cruising through Canadian wilderness we made it to Pemberton, BC. Unfortunately we had burned all of our nice, cheap, American gasoline. The time was here to buy some Canadian petrol. Conveniently, all Canadian gas stations accept Apple Pay. With the current exchange rate, the price converted to about $5.50 USD/Gallon. The Yukon holds 98 liters of petrol, thats 26 gallons of gas. Oof.
The next day we would be driving on Canada 99 to Vancouver. “The Sea to Sky highway.”
Thus concludes part 2 of the three part series of The Epic August 2018 Adventure. Please continue on to: