Last night we stayed at the Mt. Sarrail campsite near Upper Kananaskis Lake. It was a very dry morning and our tents were pleasantly not covered in dew. Prior to leaving our campsite Tara did some TLC on our bikes, cleaning and lubing all the chains. Our first 3 -4 miles today were up, up, up, pushing part of the way to the top of Elk Pass. At one point Tara tipped over in the soft bushy ditch because she was trying to ride, but going too slowly. At the top was a beautifully carved log post structure welcoming us to Elk Valley. The Elk River is world renowned for flyfishing so there are some flyfishfishermen camping in this valley. We followed a powerline for a while and went down a fairly long and steep logging road. There are large swaths of logging at all stages of cutting and regrowth in this area. There were lots of rolling hills on a fairly hard packed gravel road. We passed the ToberMorey cabin where we stopped for a break. It is maintained by users and open to everyone for use but it was too early in the day for us to stop. Next, we came upon a large herd of horses that are used for packing trips. They are allowed to roam freely on the public lands. We stopped at a beautiful creek called Weary Creek, where we soaked our feet, had some snacks, and Mimi actually went for a dip in the fridge water. The day was hot and the nice weather continues.
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