Some images of the ranches around Smithers and a flower garden near the railway station. A beautiful friendly town with lovely cafes, a great library and some cheap fast food options like McDonald's. I really liked the streetside cafe called Bugwood Bean as they served up great coffee and muffins.
As I got closer to Smithers on the hilly roads, and rode along the Bulkley river, I could see the valley opening up and forests of aspen and fir giving way to ranches and rolling farmlands, with grazing cows and horses. It was a pretty sight, though very different to the sights of dense forests and bears on the Cassiar!
This was an interesting day. To ride on a busy highway with a lot of commercial traffic and a narrow shoulder was quite an experience. I was glad to see the village of Hazelton and decided to explore a bit more and ride to Old Hazelton which was 7 kms to the left past the Info center. Along the way, i crossed the gorgeous canyon on the Hagwilget bridge.
Dhruv Bogra is a cyclist from New Delhi and has worked in sales in the retail industry for 25 years. Travel has been an intrinsic part of his life and he has travelled to over 20 countries and has lived and worked across India including some of its remotest parts. Since 2010, Dhruv has traversed over 25,000 kms on bicycle.