Deserted Lodge – Suite No 8
I woke up in a closed down lodge… Yea, quite cool after spending 170km on my ass cycling yesterday. The old lodge was right next to the crystal clear blue water of Kluane Lake (which is really beautiful) and the snow peak mountains on the other side. I found a clean room, Suite No 8 and decided to make it mine for the night. I ate two cans chili beans, two packs of instant noodles, cheese and two Snicker bars!! I was not in the mood to read and basically fell asleep 20min after eating.
The room smelt like dust, windows still in the frames and the door could not lock. After spending 20min trying to fix this lock with my Leatherman, I pushed the bike against the door, hoping that the hungry Grizzly’s will find other food somewhere else for the night. I woke three times during the night with some kind of scraping sound emerging from Suite No 7, yea thats next door to me. I was not in the mood to surprise a bear, person or squirrel for that matter, so I only grabbed the red bottle of bear spray looking at the door, hoping not to hear a slamming noise on the door and my bicycle falling to the ground. But nothing happened and fell alseep quickly after each time hearing this loco motion.
I woke up with the sunlight bursting straight into my sunburned face through the window with no curtains. I stood up while listening to the water slamming onto the rocks, only 50m away. With everything packed I slowly opened the door, with no Grizzly or big animal in sight. I then had to run into the bushes to do my morning chores, or morning business… or whatever you want to call it. There was this squirrel that followed every move I made and crows screaming from the sky above… Where is that bear???
After a weird night I was on the bike making my way around the lake with the snow-peak mountains on my right and a slight cold cross wind. Only two nights ago a snow storm covered every peak in this region and the temperatures dropped dramatically.
The views were spectacular as I was starting another exiting day in Canada!
Cheers for now…