Hope

I'm updating this from my tent in a campground just outside of Hope. This was our initial target for today, but didn't think we'd make it due to the repair delay. After Chilliwack we checked the map and saw a few places that looked like campgrounds between there and Hope, so decided we'd try the first - Laidlaw - and see if it was campable. It was not. The sun may set at 9:30, but when you're surrounded by 800m mountains, it sure feels like it's getting dark a lot sooner. After some tense, but respectful discussion and deliberation, we decided to press on the additional 15km or so for Hope, where we knew there was plenty of camping, and we could be there before 9:00. So that's what we did, and here we are. We learned another good lesson today: have a destination in mind when leaving a potentially camp-able location after 5:00pm. As one of the meeting rooms at MEC head office says on the glass, and I quite like: "Challenges come with setbacks. It's good to be resilient" Tomorrow the real climbing begins. I didn't feel particularly hungry but chainsawed through a foot long sub and it didn't feel like any of it reached my stomach. Time to sleep.

Ride Stats

Distance52.2 km
Elevation Gain224 m
Start Time 5:45 pm
Riding Time 2 hours, 14 minutes
Total Time 3 hours, 13 minutes
Average Speed23.2 km/h
Top Speed51.5 km/h
Average Temperature19.0 °C
Average Power114.2 W
Energy Burned1029.0 Calories
Average Cadence rpm
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