After leaving my riding partners in Jasper, I rode south, first passing the narrow little beginnings of the mighty Fraser River, and then a short way onward, the small creek which becomes the strongly flowing North Thompson.
I finally succumbed to the threatening rainclouds and darkness by pulling into a motel in Clearwater. I had been spoiled in the last week of riding with my family members, who did not camp or carry camping gear. It was at the end of a very long day, and the bed was welcomed.
After an hours early morning riding into the sun, I stopped at Barrier for breakfast, and checked the map for some dirt roads to cut east towards Salmon Arm and Vernon. I soon found a route through to Adams Lake, a route that I had travelled with my son Gord three years ago.
Tomorrow, I will head out on Highway 6 and make the run over to Nakusp for the Horizon's Unlimited meeting.