Thursday May 16, 2013. Day 3

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Mission to Hope

Another good day, but tiring at the end. We did an extra 3 kms looking for our morning espresso, which,  as it turned out, was worth it (Grab-A-Java). The traffic was lighter today and for the most part there was a good wide shoulder. We again followed the Fraser, climbing high above and and meeting it again before Hope. The river is very high and we were told when we stopped for a cold drink at the Sasquatch Hotel in Harrison Bay, that some campsites are still under water, just days before the long weekend. Checking in to the Swiss Chalets Motel, we were offered cleaning cloths for our bikes, which we have to keep in our room. We had an early dinner at Kibo Sushi where we met three wildlife biologists involved in some environmental assessment work for BC Hydro. They suggested that we carry bear spray and very  kindly brought a spare can to our room. As if the ascent to Manning Park tomorrow is not enough to be concerned about!

We stayed the night on the traditional territory of the Chawathil First Nation.

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