Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 14 Marion MT to Radium Hot Springs BC

Travel Mileage Today 144
Total Miles 1767
Miles To Go 7557

This morning we crossed the 49th parallel into Canada. The crossing at the border was uneventful. The officer just looked at our passports and then asked about firearms. I told him that I didn’t have any. He then gave a lecture on what would happen if he searched the vehicle and found a handgun. He asked again if I had a handgun, I said no and he waved us on our way. Canada sure has a thing about handguns. 

The weather along the way was rainy with low clouds obscuring the mountains so Raija did not take any pictures along the way.

We stopped for lunch at a scenic lookout by Columbia Lake that is the headwaters for the Columbia River. The river empties into the Pacific at Astoria Oregon.

We will spend the next five nights at Radium Valley Vacation Resort, Radium Hot Springs BC. The Resort is an RPI park so the cost is $10 Canadian per night. 

We will use this location as a base camp to explore the Banff area. Hopefully the weather will take a turn for the better.

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