Hope to Manning Park Lodge 2006 : Trip Diary

October 08, 2006 at 03:49PM
From: francois
Trip Diary

Francois' version of events

October 08, 2006 at 03:50PM
From: francois
Sept 23, 2006

Hope to Manning Park Lodge
KM Travelled Today: 67 KM, Total So far: 67 KM
Today's Photos

Notes, work in progress:
Carl, Jim and I met up in Hope around 9am and enjoyed breakfast at the Home Retaurant, where we each consumed 'The Mountain Man Breakfast'.

We started the climb around 10:30. The first 18 KM involve a steady climb to the Hope Slide area. This is followed by a 20KM flat/slightly downhill ride through a valley, followed by another 19 KM of steady climbing to reach the summit at 1342 metres. The last 10 KM to Manning Park Lodge are relatively flat and slightly downhill.

I pushed it a little too much near the end and my legs responded with some nice painful cramps and I had to give them a couple of minutes to recuperate.

It took about 6 hours to get from Hope to Manning Park Lodge. Just under 4 hours were spent actually cycling while the remainder consisted of rest and lunch breaks.

The pub at Manning Park lodge was unfortunately closed but Jim and Carl managed to get a ride with a staff member to the gas station liquor store located 15 minutes away in order to acquire a dozen beers. We paid the nice staff member $20 for his time.

October 08, 2006 at 03:52PM
From: francois
Sept 24, 2006

Manning Park Lodge to Hope
KM Travelled Today: 67 KM, Total So far: 134 KM

It was a relatively easy ride today as the bulk of the ride is downhill.

After the ride we enjoyed beer and all-you-eat Fish and Chips at a pub in Hope.