It was time for the grandkiddies to return home after 3 weeks of idyllic summer activities. The choice? 8 hours on the road with ferry line-ups and camper traffic on the TransCanada, OR 2 hours in the air. Yes, that was the flying time, actually 1 hour 50 minutes direct Nakusp to Calgary/Springbank.
We did a one day round trip, circle route. With the drive to and from Nakusp, the walkaround and loading, the fuel and lunch stop in Springbank, the shutdown and hangaring, the grocery shopping on the way home, we were gone from the house for 9 hours.
|Supervising the walkaround|
As well as functioning as an emergency beacon, SPOT takes GPS readings every 10 minutes, and records these as tracking points. The route that you see is actual, not drawn. If you are following the blog, please motor around in the Spot Adventure site and become familiar with its features - the zoom and drag; map vs. satellite background; larger view of photos by clicking on the photo strip. I like this format, and couldn't possibly do a better job of trip summary.
|Castle Mountain, 8,500 feet|
This amazing structure was a fine tribute to General Eisenhower during the 33 years it bore his name, but let's face it, "castle" fits!
|Speed train in Albert Canyon|