The Great divide route changed this year with a new route to avoid a
long part of Highway. We heard from the racers that it was even harder
then they thought. I was really willing to do it, so we split and I went
on my own to the Flathead valley in Canada, just after Sparwoods. The
valley is really wild. You can see the difference and feel that there is
nothing close to you. Just bears, moose, deer…
When I left Simon & Ollie, it felt a bit strange to be on my own and to bike into this wild & remote spot… After a few heavy rain showers I found a cabin (Butts cabin) where I could crash for the night, warming up with the stove and drying the wet stuff from the previous camping night. It was a good start!
Later during the evening it started to rain again, and it kept raining until 4.30am when I woke up…. grrrr… I had a hard time to get out my sleeping bag! But by 6.30am I was out, in the rain and ...