Although it rained thoughout the night, I awoke in the morning to a clear blue sky. To actually feel the suns warmth after so many days of rain and overcastness felt good, and made my porridge tast better too !! I knew that I had better make the most of the weather, so when I was refuelled, I set off. The first hour was a bit dull, but then after that, the scenary was spectacular. A lot of people have said that the Cassiar Highway is one of the most scenic routes in Canada, and they were right!! After a brief stop off at Jade City, where I had a free coffee and a chat with the girls working there, it was back onto the road.
My amateurish photos taken with an amateurish camera don't do the route justice, so I will try to describe as best as I can.
The recent rains had evapourated from the traffic free roads, but had left the surrounding forests a hundred different shades of green. Snow topped mountain loomed ever nearer, and on either side of the road, lakes of dozens of different colours reflected the hills and trees. Whenever I stopped, everything was still and silent, apart from the occasional bird call and a gentle wind blowing through the trees. The smell of pine was in the air, and every now and again as I cycled, I could hear the sound of streams, creeks and waterfalls.
There, I think that about did it !
I stopped at Dease River Crossing Campground for the night and it was a good little find. It has the smartest communal room I have ever seen, and the bathrooms are without doubt the best I've seen also, and well worth the extra $4.00 I paid to use them… Yes, they were THAT good !! The owner even let me set my tent up underneath the sheltered picnic area, which proved to be a bonus the following day.