I made the ride from Silverton to Castlegar today, a nice 60 mile jaunt that seemed mostly downhill. There's a steep three and a half mile climb out of Silverton with a spectacular view of Slocan Lake at the top and an amazing 6 mile downhill run that had me whooping and hollering. The weather was fine today, sunny but not too hot and I stopped for second breakfast in Slocan. The fellow who ran the place told me a bout a rails to trails path that goes all the way from the Lake to Castlegar. I gave it a try, but it was too rough for me so I got back on the highway, which follows the contours of the Slocan River. It was a spectacular ride with mostly good shoulders, and a couple of 35 mile an hour downhill runs. I'm camped at Passcreek Campground where bikers and hikers get to stay for 10$. it's the first time I've had a site on grass this trip.
Tomorrow I will cross the border and pick up the Columbia River again.