After spending a splendid night at Boya lake, I made my way towards Dease lake but little did I know that little less than 20 mins later I would be struggling against one of the strongest headwinds I had ever encountered on this journey. It took me over 2 hours to just reach Good Hope lake where I stopped for awhile to enjoy a breakfast of hot dog and coffee.
After chatting with the local Indians a bit I headed off again. The road was long and winding and to add to my headwind woes, it began to rain too and turned quite damp and chilly. It was in these conditions that I reached Jade City, 37 kms from Boya lake at 2 pm. I rested there for an hour, got a Koru jade pendant for myself and helped myself to a big cup of coffee. One of the elderly locals in Good Hope lake had advised that if it got too late I could wild camp by one of the lakes after Jade city, so I decided to keep a lookout in the rain. Sure enough, I passed many lovely lakes, including the one I almost camped by, Twin lakes. They were all gorgeous, but I kept pedalling on. By 4 pm, it had begun to turn even more windy and rainy and when I saw Simmons lake, and a small trail going down the highway to the left, to it, I just glided down to the lakeside. And to my surprise, it turned out to be just amazing! There was plenty of dry firewood lying around and I lit a good fire. Later, around 8 pm, a young French couple too drove in with their two dogs. At night, I could hear moose making noise in the bush and in a way it was comforting to hear them in the dark.
Camped at: Wild , good site , with a creek to refill water, beautiful lake
Elevation gain: 1300 ft