Well, though my photos this week do a dismal job of depicting where we are, they’re the best I have for now…
It was too hot, too dry and I was too on the edge of coming down with a bad cold to appreciate it fully, but we did discover a possible reason for this trail’s name—best hiked in the morning in the cool of day.
The following day we got really unconventional and took to ‘half-bikes’ (otherwise known as singles, in the tandem world) and did a stretch of the Rail Trail.
It was super great to share our ‘stories’ and get to know each other over the five mile trek with a 1,400 mile elevation gain (Thanks Strava for letting me know!).
But upon arriving home I was ‘shot’—the cold had finally caught up with me, despite the high-90’s heat of summer. I’ve been taking it easy ever since. And that’s been my week in the Kootenays!
“Bless the Lord, o my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy…” Ps.103:2-4