Tour 2014 – Prince Rupert to Kitwanga Junction

For this part of the journey, I spent days from May 18th to May 22nd, cycling 380 km.

Skeena River

We landed in Prince Rupert late afternoon. I spent some time reaching the visitor centre; the signs were pointing to its older location. Nearest campground at Prudhomme Lake was full to the brim due to long-weekend. Yellowhead highway followed the Skeena and the CN rail to the interior. Mountain ranges on both sides of the river had snow covered tops and melting ice formed countless waterfalls. Weather was cloudy and warm, the road was fairly flat and I was feeling strong with the extended daylight. I kept riding until I reached the boat launch at Exchamsiks Park at 9pm. I set up the tent beside some RVs before dark, ate a protein bar and went to bed.

Skeena River

Next day’s ride was also fairly flat following the railroad beside the river and I reached Terrace in less than four hours. Visitor centre and “Little George” house was closed. I went to Ferry Island campground and asked the manager about Cassiar highway.

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