Day 10: Nakusp to Peck Gulch, MT – 260 Miles

Day: 10 - 8AUG13
Nakusp to Peck Gulch, MT - 260 Miles


For some reason, I had my best nights sleep in a tent ever last night. Usually I’m semi-comfortable but can never stay asleep all night. I often wake up every hour or so and toss/turn. Not last night; I slept great. I think it’s because of the temperature. It was about 60F which is the perfect camp temp. I can sleep in my tent and lay on top of my sleeping bag without being hot or cold.

I grabbed breakfast on my way out of town at a cool bakery. It was half house/half bakery. I had a scrumptious cinnamon bun and cup of joe.

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Heading further South I was in for mile after mile of lake front twisty road. It was like this nearly all day. Super scenic and twisty; just the way I like it :) I took some video with my GoPro. Once I get it edited and uploaded, I’ll add it here.

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Another Moto-Mikey Decal planted somewhere in Canada 😉

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Kaslo is another awesome little town in ‘rural’ British Columbia. It was a slight bit more touristy than Nakusp but also a little nicer/fancy. I also really like it here.. Humm.. I would absolutely live here.. just maybe? Canada is really starting to grow on me. I wouldn’t mind spending some more time here..

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Further South from Kaslo, you take another ferry to cross these huge lakes. They’re not wide but they are very long.. like 50-100 miles long?

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On the ferry, I met some Canadian Bikers who were also out enjoying the twisty scenic roads of British Columbia. We talked for nearly an hour on the ferry about my trip and other biker stuff. I had them snap my photo. Thanks guys! It was great to have met you :)

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I grabbed a late lunch in Creston and then rode South to cross over into Idaho. The last few miles of Canada things started warming up and looking more like I had imagined Idaho and the midwest would have looked like.

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Did I mention it was hot? 93 degrees at 6pm

I crossed over into Montana after a short ride across the top of Idaho. I stopped at a cool Dam and took a few photos, to include my first Panorama of the trip:

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Lake Panorama
Click for full size Panorama

As I worked my way North East towards Eureka, I stopped at one of the many campgrounds along the lake. This one was nearly perfect. Peace, quiet and right on the lake. To top it off, it was only $9/night! If you ever ride through here, be sure to check out Peck Gulch Campground. It’s about 25 minutes South of Eureka.

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Attempt at HDR

As I lay here in my tent at 2200 typing this, there’s clouds building to the North of here. They still look fairly far away but the wind is blowing them in this direction and I’m starting to see frequent lightning. So far only lightning and no thunder. Could it just be heat lightning? It was hot today..

It might be a wet and exciting night. Hopefully not. 😯

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